Harry Potter Colouring Book Celebratory Edition: The Best of Harry Potter colouring by Warner Brothers
|Harry Potter Colouring Book Celebratory Edition: The Best of Harry Potter colouring by Warner Brothers|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: You might have seen some of these images before in other colouring books, but there's a delightful selection to appeal to the fan and the non-fan.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? No|
|Pages: 96||Date: June 2017|
|Publisher: Studio Press|
Imagine pages and pages of images from the Harry Potter books and films for you to colour as you wish. You might have seen some of the images before - I know I have - as they've appeared in the Harry Potter Colouring Book, Harry Potter Magical Creatures Colouring Book, and Harry Potter Magical Places and Characters Colouring Book, but there are several exclusive never-before-seen images which will please the collector of Harry Potter memorabilia. If you're in need of inspiration as to colours then you'll enjoy the sixteen pages of film stills, unit photography and concept art at the back of the book.
I have read comments that the paper in this book is too thin: now I didn't have that problem as I used crayons. Perhaps I didn't use them with the same enthusiasm as other people! This was as recommended on the book's Amazon page - although I couldn't find it in the book itself. The problem I did have is that on the double page spreads some of the picture disappears into the gutter and it's impossible to colour it completely or well. This is particularly true of the 'school photo' where Harry loses most of his right arm. In fairness double-page spreads are in the minority and it's only going to be an edge of the picture which causes a problem on the other pictures and it's not as though the pictures can be removed from the book to display as there's an image on the reverse.
What I loved was the fact that most of the designs are quite intricate: there's not a lot in the way of large open spaces which are boring to complete and rarely look good unless you're a really good artist. The Knight Bus might look the simplest image, but is probably the most challenging. Even such items as house badges will take some time to complete, so whilst a cover price of £9.99 might seem quite expensive for a colouring book there's a lot of quality colouring time to be had for the price.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy of the book to the Bookbag.
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