Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Postcard Colouring Book: 20 Postcards to Colour by Various Authors
|Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Postcard Colouring Book: 20 Postcards to Colour by Various Authors|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: Line drawings on postcards of places and characters from the Harry Potter books for you to colour. Great fun and great value.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? No|
|Pages: 40||Date: November 2016|
Take a book of postcards - go on, take it - it's small enough to pop in a pocket or even a handbag and there's a substantial backing to it so that even when you get to the last one there's still a reasonable surface to work on. You get twenty postcards and they are proper postcards with space for you to write a message and a name and address on the back. They're more substantial than a lot of postcards I've received through the post so they're not going to get all mangled when they come through the letterbox. The thick card also means that you don't get bleed through from one side of the card to the other when you use a felt-tip pen or paints.
The people and the places are brought to life - even as line drawings - with a fairly even spread between characters from the Harry Potter books and the places you'll know so well - the halls of Gringotts and the sweet-filled shelves of Honeydukes as well as Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Being postcard size you don't require quite the skill when doing faces that you do when you're working on a larger piece. (Faces are always my downfall...) The book's described as being suitable for age three and upwards: I haven't met many three year olds who have the motor skills to colour well, but certainly I'd be happy to buy this for anyone between the ages of five and 135.
With a cover price of £7.99 the postcards work out at about 40p each. They detach very easily and cleanly from the book (and I found it easier to work on the cards on a flat surface rather than in the book) so you could engage children's attention for an afternoon at minimal cost. There is some colouring on the back of the card, but as it's only a border you won't be losing much if you want to frame the finished piece or simply mount it on the wall.
Any Harry Potter fan is going to love this little book, but even if you're not a fan there are scenes without characters which are great fun to colour. And what a lovely thing to post off to a friend or a grandparent. I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.
If you're looking for cards to colour then we can recommend The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: A Year of Celebrations by Rebecca Jones. You might also enjoy Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book by Paul Kidby.
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