Sunday, August 26, 2018

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Colouring Book Illustrated by Julianne St. Clair

Okay, for the sake of full disclosure, I adore autumn. It is easily my favourite season and I revel in my fall bias :) 

When I heard Thomas Nelson was releasing an "autumn themed" colouring book I was curious if they would be able to capture the charm and atmosphere of this season.

Overall, I'm charmed. The pictures really do cover a wide spectrum of the season from the tradition pumpkin patch to beautiful fall flowers, to hot drinks and fall sunsets. The variety was impressive and certainly gives a lot of options for colouring choices depending on a person's mood. The pictures really evoke the nostalgia and slowing down I personally associate with the season.

As far as construction goes the book itself has a nice weight with reasonable paper weight. I found my pencil crayons (or my children's crayons) went on well and easily brought the images to life. That said, I do wish the pages were either thicker or single sided as markers just were not a reasonable option do to bleed through.

Finally, I found the text selection interesting. The book does utilize a solid collection of scripture verses for users to fill in as one would expect from Thomas Nelson but also includes a few sayings ranging from theologians to simple fall themed whimsy. 

I  am looking forward to indulging in some quiet moments with my coffee, a comfy blanket, and this colouring book all autumn long and can see any other fans of the season have an equally enjoyable time.

4.5 stars out of 5

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