I have received some stunning books to review from Buster Books and Michael O'Mara Books Ltd.
Colouring in is not just an activity for little kids, adults can enjoy this pastime too. Colouring in can be a very therapeutic, stress relieving and relaxing thing to do and these first two titles offer hours of enjoyment to grown-ups.
Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups
Packed with beautiful illustrations and intricate patterns, this A4 size books allows adults to indulge and explore their creativity and unleash their inner artist. The pictures are so detailed and cry out for colour to transform them into a beautiful masterpiece. You don't need to be a talented artist to create something quite wonderful.
Unwinding with a colouring book and some pencils really can help improve your general wellbeing, and is a lovely way to spend some quality 'me' time.
Publication date: 11/09/2014
The Neon Colouring Book
This book is filled with funky designs and crazy patterns using black, white and neon colours. Featuring pages of animals, plants, landscapes, food, accessories or vehicles alongside detailed patterns, the pages can be coloured in using highlighters or coloured pens to create some dazzling designs. It's fun and jazzy, perfect for teenagers looking for a relaxing way to unwind.
Publication date: 11/09/2014
For the younger kids, there are lot of colouring books, activity books, doodling books and ticker books available from Buster Books. Whatever a child is into, there is a title that will appeal to them! The next two books are perfct for my little boy Freddy who is 5.
The Diggers and Trucks Colouring Book
From bulldozers to lorries to cranes to tractors, this colouring book is packed with fun pictures for kids to colour in. Each page invites truck mad kids to get moving and colour in the scenes that include snowmen driving snowploughs, pirates on a forklift laden with treasure and gorillas in the back of a truck. The pictures are detailed without being too complicated.
The Halloween Activity Book
Filled with hair raising games and activities, this seasonally themed activity book will give kids hours of gruesome fun. With dot to dots, a graveyard maze, 'orrible origami and ideas for things to do, this book is filled with creepy but cool stuff! The colour illustrations feature brains, gore, eyeballs and severed limbs...all the things that your little monsters will love! It is the perfect activity book for Halloween.
Publication date: 04/09/2014
The Owl and the Pussycat
The final book is a beautiful anthology that introduces children to poetry. From much loved classics including Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Lear and Tennyson to modern works by Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah, this book is divided into sections featuring poems about themes such as Humour and Nonsense, Monsters, Beasts and Fairies, War and Death and Animals.
Children can explore a world of rhyme and rhythm, fostering a love and appreciation of poetry. I love my children having access to the sonnets of Shakespeare, the works of war poets and the nonsensical humour of Edward Lear is such an easy to digest anthology. It's a lovely book that can be dipped into and enjoyed at any time, and adults will enjoy revisiting and sharing favourite poems with their children.
Publication Date: 04/09/2014
Price £9.99 HB