Once Upon A Time I was a very arty child. I loved to colour and draw and make things. A few years ago (well 5 now I come to think of it) when Jake and I moved into our first flat together, colouring was big hobby, what with money being tight and no internet to entertain us. Fast forward a couple years after our pattern colouring books had gathered dust, the popularity of adult colouring boomed! Last Christmas I picked up Jake one he had been looking at in a store one day but I haven't really found any I fancied. Not only that but I don't often have much time to just sit and colour at home so most books just aren't suitable sizes etc to take with me while out and about.
That's where this one comes in! As you can probably tell I very, very rarely accept items for review or the like but when someone tagged me in a promotional tweet saying they thought I might be interested in this, I put my email down. After a couple lovely exchanges with Sarah from Penguin Random House I soon had a little package arrive and was pleasantly surprised at how well it fit my needs.
Obviously, being the classic tale of Cinderella, it was right up my street to begin with but I absolutely loved the fact it was hardback and a smaller size - brilliant for popping in a backpack and taking with me along with a little pencil case, to colour on the go. Most people will probably see this as something more for kiddos, so I think those points will be extra handy for that purpose...being more durable and something to keep little ones entertained while traveling or eating out and stuff. I'm definitely going to take it with me to Disneyland next month as something to do on the train haha.
Costing £6.99, it's price-wise on par with most adult colouring books, but I think it's more special, particularly due to the hardback format, making it the perfect gift! In fact, my 26th birthday has just passed and (obviously if I didn't already own it, duh) I would have thought it a very thoughtful and unique gift idea for myself, as well as a child...you know, for maybe that global holiday happening in a few weeks ;)
I also received the 'A Ladybird Book of Colouring', one of the other available titles, and I hope they release more of the classic tales as it would make a really cool collection for children to be able to enjoy the stories and feel even more involved by being able to colour the pictures to coordinate with their imagination. After a little poking around online I found a Ladybird Colouring Book of Birds from 1978 which I would personally love to see re-released (hint, hint if you're reading Ladybird!), for myself as well as fellow bird watching friends.
I've really enjoyed having this little book with me, to just whip out and have a good relax with while watching movies, to keep my occupied when sitting on the train or focus on, cuddled up with the dog on the sofa. Let me know what you think of
Like I said at the start, in my five years of this blog I have maybe done 4 posts on products that I have received (all for my dog Baker too haha), so you can be certain that I will not accept and/or write about anything that isn't 100% backed by me. I was not paid or compensated for this post but I am very lucky to have been sent the gorgeous books for consideration.