Confession time, I'm a life long fan of colouring books. Whether it was at Grandma's house as a child or curled up with dormmates in college, there is something relaxing and inspiring at bringing pictures to life with vibrant colours. This also means I'm always on the hunt for a good colouring book to add to my collection.
Indescribable by Laura Story and Jesse Reeves tries hard to live up to its name but I'm going to do my best anyway :)
For the sake of full disclosure, I squealed when this book arrived. It is a paper cover but still weighted and feels like solid quality. The colours are vibrant and shiny (which my two little ones immediately spotted and were drawn to like magpies). The pages are durable with the wonderful added bonus of perforated pages for easy detachment or simple laying flat which can make a world of difference for colouring in small spaces.
One of my annoyances with adult colouring books is their extremes. Either a book is so detailed it takes forever or it's so simplistic there isn't any challenge. Indescribable has pictures on both ends resulting in variety. I love that I can find a picture regardless of my time frame, tiredness, or attention span. There is also a strong variety in the themes of the pictures. Indescribable takes its cues from Chris Tomlin's hit song. This means that each page brings to life different lyrics and elements of the beloved song adding interest and selection that is an unusual highlight for the genre.
I'm not convinced the paper is thick enough to keep some of my darker markers from bleeding through (although pencil crayons colour like a dream). You may also be at risk for humming Indescribable after colouring for too long ;)
5 out of 5 stars
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