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Joyous Blooms to Color is a coloring book with a collection of approx., 84 illustrations (see below) by Eleri Fowler that are accompanied by uplifting quotations.
By my count I found:
- 72 single page illustrations with 5 of them borders to color around text
- 12 two page spread illustrations.
The book is in a square format.
What I really like:
I love the images throughout the book. So many lovely illustrations that it's hard to decide which one to start on first.
I like that there is a little information about the artist and her inspiration at the beginning of the book.
I love the selected quotes and they fit very well with the theme of the drawings.
The paper is a good weight and a nice white.
The paper tooth is excellent for colored pencils.
The price is reasonable for what you get.
What I would change:
The pages have images on both sides which means using markers would sacrifice another illustration to color.
There is no listing of images, or page numbers/titles, for me to easily reference an image.
There is no test page.
Best media for coloring:
I recommend using colored pencils or gel pens if you do not want to sacrifice the illustration on the opposite side of the page you are coloring.
My favorite image:
About 9 or 10 pages in there is a picture of a stone path leading to a table set for two.
I can see myself coloring many more of the images from this book. It's a keeper!