If you are looking for a healthier, longer lasting and all together more thoughtful gift idea for the children this Easter, Buster Books has an absolutely gorgeous range of art and activity books for all ages. Inspiring creativity, unleashing artistic talents and occupying children's time in a productive way, seems to me a much nicer way of celebrating Easter than by overindulging in chocolate eggs! They are also perfect for keeping kids occupied during school holidays or when April showers lead to wet weekends.
I have received a selection of new titles coming soon from Buster Books and each one is stunning. I love Buster Books, as they take colouring, drawing and stickering to a new level of gorgeousness. With a range of different styles and themes, they have a title that will appeal to everyone, young and old. The quality of the paper and of the designs is superior to most colouring books found on the market. Children can create masterpieces that can be framed and treasured or have fun completing the educational activities.
The Amazing Creative Colouring Book
Featuring complex, geometric designs, this book is perfect for building creative imaginations. Children can lose themselves in the patterns, which include retro prints, repeating kaleidoscopic motifs and designs taken from nature. Such intricate colouring in can be very therapeutic and relaxing for both children and adults.
Publication date: 2/4/2015
The Dinosaur Colouring Book
Featuring fun facts and cartoon style pictures, this is a must for dinosaur fans. There are illustrations of monster fish and giant insects alongside the Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor and Stegosaurus. The phonetic pronunciation of the tricky names are included so children can learn the names of the dinosaurs too.
Publication Date: 16/4/2015
The Fashion Through Time Colouring Book
For fashion lovers, or those with an interest in the history of clothes, this book is a look back at the fashions through the ages from the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, right up through the roaring 20's, the swinging 60's to the present date. The intricate pictures are detailed giving a glimpse into the lives of people throughout history and around the world, focusing on what they wore and the accessories they had. It's a lovely book for older children and is also educational, inspiring an interest in fashion and design.
Publication Date: 16/4/2015
The Pirate Colouring Book
Ahoy me hearties! Grab your crayons or pencils and dive right into the seven seas with this colouring book that is bursting with pirates, treasure maps, shipwrecks and hidden treasure. The detailed, cartoon style pictures are perfect for little pirates to enjoy as they follow the adventures of the band of swashbuckling pirates. There is a lot of funny detail hidden within the pages and each spread tells a story, so it is a great prompt to get little ones talking and thinking creatively.
Publication Date: 19/3/2015
The Puzzle Activity Book
There are hours of fun to be had within the pages of this activity book! There are mazes, objects to find, dot to dots, spot the differences and puzzles to solve. The illustrations are detailed, fun and kid friendly. Children can practice their penmanship and their mathematical skills as they solve the puzzles by matching shapes, counting and following mazes. It's lots of fun and excellently presented to keep little ones happily entertained. It's a good way to get reluctant readers and writers engaged as they have to read instructions and use their pen to complete tasks. This is perfect for my 5 year old Freddy, challenging him in a fun way.
Publication Date: 9/4/2015
The Original Sticker By Numbers Book - Animals
By matching coloured stickers to their numbers, children can complete the beautifully illustrated animal pictures within the pages of this book. From tropical birds to underwater scenes, the mosaic effect creates some lovely works of art. The white spaces are numbered to correspond to a certain colour of sticker, making it simple to do. There are over 3500 stickers, so even when the pictures are completed there will still be some stickers left for a bit of freestyle designing of your own. The finished pictures are all so colourful and detailed, children will get a real sense of achievement through this activity.
The Tracing Paper Colouring Book
This is a stunning colouring book with an artistic twist. In addition to the colouring pages, it also contains 20 tracing paper pages, which can be used to create stunning stained glass effect designs. Some of the tracing paper comes ready printed with simple designs that can be completed by tracing patterns from the book or adding your own embellishments. The rest of the tracing paper is blank so children can come up with their own complete designs, or trace and colour favourite images from the book. The tracing paper is very thick and high quality, and it is perforated for ease of removal. Once done, the tracing paper pictures can be stuck on a window pane to give a stained glass effect.
Publication date: 16/4/2015
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