Wednesday 7 January 2015

Dapper Animals Colouring Book Review

As a kid I enjoyed colouring and my love for colouring didn't deplete as I got older. It has been said that colouring can be a brilliant stress reliever. You'll often find me beside my own children colouring in pictures with them, although as relaxing as it is, you can watch my face freak out when they don't stay in the lines.

I was recently sent a colouring book from GMC distribution. Priced at £5.99 each, there are 9 different books available including day of the dead and travel landmarks, I was sent the Dapper Animals edition.

dapper animals colouring book

These books are made for adults but you can still share with the kids ;)

The drawings in each book have been created by internationally renowned artists but each picture allows you to get as creative as you like.

At the beginning of the book there was lovely introduction with tips on how to make each image your own.

Talk of patterns. Adding more to ones already drawn, ways in which you can make them stand out.

Words about the different types of tools that can be used ie pencils, gel pens, crayons etc and seeing just what can happen when you mix them together.

Colour wheels and images showing you just what can be done with different colours when put together. How certain colours can compliment one another.

colour wheel

I have to admit I find colouring very therapeutic. It allows my mind to wander, gets the imagination working, a bit of escape as such.

I've had fun experimenting with line work, shading, colour matching. You can see one of my efforts below :

owl picture, colouring in

With colouring books now outselling cookery books in certain countries, it may be time for you to jump on the band wagon. 

I'd certainly recommend these books. I've been sending out not so subtle hints to my husband that I need more of them!!


Disclaimer : I was sent this book free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. In France there are whole shelves of colouring books now aimed at adults and older children and older son has just bought a seriously difficult dot to dot book.

  2. Looks good fun. Have been doodling a lot (despite not being artistic) so this would be ideal.

  3. What a fab idea! I find colouring really relaxing :)

  4. I asked Santa to bring me one of these for Christmas but he didn't. I am hoping one will appear on my birthday :) I used to sit at the table with my children when they were little and colour with them but quite often I found they had disappeared and I was left sat colouring. I think it's a very relaxing way to pass the time.
    Ali xx

  5. I love these sorts of colouring books. I have a few from O'mara books and love them

  6. What a great idea. I'm sure I could really de-stress with one of these #readwithme


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