Monday, 12 September 2016

COLOURING CORNER | 'Pride and Prejudice: A Colouring Classic' by Chellie Carroll (*****)

Hello readers, and happy Wednesday! Today I am so excited to share this 5* review with you, of a totally gorgeous colouring book I was sent by the lovely Charlie at Little Tiger Press, in exchange for an honest review. Yes, I am one of those people who can't get enough of grown-up colouring books, and as soon as I see any I immediately want to own it. When I heard that Little Tiger Press were publishing a new set of colouring books, dedicated to some of the greatest novels ever written, I was so excited. My love for classic novels, coupled with my adoration for colouring books, meant that I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of these titles.

The first Colouring Classic book I want to share with you is the gorgeous Pride and Prejudice edition, which I have spent so much time colouring in this summer. It is simply beautiful, inside and out, and it is definitely one of the most intricately detailed and beautifully designed colouring books I have ever had the pleasure of owning.

Check out book details below!

Fall in love all over again with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in this wonderful coloring book featuring beautifully intricate patterns and details, classic quotations, and iconic scenes to color in. Includes a fascinating guide to the Victorian language of flowers and a gorgeous foiled cover.

I love the idea of compact or pocket-sized colouring books, however I have to say that I much prefer bigger colouring books. I thought the size of Pride and Prejudice was the perfect size for a colouring book and although all of the drawings were intricately detailed it was much more of a pleasure to colour and less of a chore. It is not only generously sized but also the pages are of amazing quality - nice and thick - and even though I used good quality, highly pigmented markers, none of my colours ever marked onto the back of another drawing. The outside is also beautifully foiled - making it a gorgeous book inside and out. Having read Pride and Prejudice this year, I loved the fact that quotes were included alongside the drawings (some of my favourite quotes as well!) It reminded me of some of the best parts of the novel, and if you haven't read it, the quotes provide a helpful context for some of the scenes in the colouring book. 

Also the terminology for the flowers was such a delightful aspect and I found it really interesting to read about the different meanings of the flowers. I think that the best thing about this colouring book was the fact that that it was so deeply rooted in a literary world, one that I could admire and lose myself in.

I also loved the fact that the drawings varied so much - from intricate, tiny detailed drawings to bigger shapes and patterns to colour - for every mood I was in, there was a drawing I could happily sit down and colour. Some days I felt in the mood to colour something quite detailed and complicated and other days I just wanted to colour something quite simple. Pride and Prejudice provided such great variation in drawings and it is such a delightful colouring book to settle down with, at any time of the day.

Overall, I think it's pretty evident that I adored Pride and Prejudice: A Colouring Classic, and I can't wait to show you guys the other colouring books in the colouring classics series!

Buy Pride and Prejudice: A Colouring Classic here

Check out Chellie Carroll here:

Until next time :) 

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