those pens and pencils coloring fans, here is the latest Kerby
Rosanes book! Inside are intricate drawings of, as the title
suggests, worlds within worlds. A flower opens up to reveal
a funfair, a rabbit outline is filled with a busy warren,
an asteroid storm is made up of sea creatures and the monkey
on the cover has a body made from an ancient temple.
is a new book of all-new pictures. Inside each one is a tiny
key concealed next to a clue, which leads in to the next image.
There are answers at the back, and this makes what is already
a great book into something even more special. As usual I
find myself wishing that the book was twice the size and all
the drawings were one sided. Then there would be no double
page spreads with a fold in the center, into which the picture
disappears and coloring becomes very difficult. This also
makes it impossible to frame the finished work which is a
great shame as I would love some of these on my walls. On
the plus side the paper is a decent quality, smooth, bright
and white with visible black lines. All the images are hand
drawn so there are no fuzzy pixels and the result is something
that is a joy to color in. Some pictures are contained on
one page so could be carefully removed (no perforations) and
would look great framed and grouped together on a wall. It
would even be possible to collect together a set on a theme,
so you could have all sea creatures or all flying animals.
Some of the double page spreads are mirror images so you could
either hang both in individual frames or choose one and put
it with other similarly themed pictures. Whatever your choice
you can be sure that inside this book are many happy hours
of mindful coloring pleasure. As with all of this artist’s
work this is probably not the best choice for a total coloring
beginner. One for the keeper shelf.