Source: Blogging for Books – I received this in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Watson Guptill
Edition: Paperback, 80 Pages
Genre: Coloring Book
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository
Artist Amily Shen takes adult coloring book fans on a magical journey inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
Follow the White Rabbit into this imaginative coloring book inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings by acclaimed artist Amily Shen. Meet the Cheshire Cat, attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts in this evocative tale that invites you into a strange and beautiful new world of coloring.
Wonderland takes on Alice’s crazy adventures in Wonderland, and turns it into a cupcake filled dream of a coloring book.
The drawings themselves are pretty awesome, especially the ones with the small details (like pictured above). There are a few ‘larger’ images that have a ton of white space that I’m not overly fond of though, it just seems like it’s too difficult to make it come together as a complete image with so little involved in the image itself. The paper is pretty thick and I willingly ruined a page to test out how it holds up to markers, even though I primarily use colored pencils. If you’re using something with the strength of a crayola marker you should be fine just so long as you don’t press down or linger a long time in one spot. Sharpies or anything of that strength are a no go, it’ll bleed through to the other side and ruin the other image.
There is a decent amount of variety to choose from and it comes complete with a little story of Alice making hr way through this version of Wonderland. I do wish there had been more images of just the characters though, but I’ve forgiven it as I’ve discovered I really like coloring food for some reason. At the end of a few of the ‘chapters’ you can even find a selection of puzzles to answer like “The playing cards have a strict uniform, but one of them has lost his show. Who is it? And Where has he lost it?” There is even a little maze you can color and complete.
Overall, it’s a great little coloring book! It has some really great artwork that’s fun to color, and high quality paper!