- Type: Paperback
- No of Pages: 32
- Publisher: Lion Children’s Books
- Release Date: 16 September 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9780745976174
- Size: 26.9 x 0.6 x 20.3 cm
The Lion Nativity Colouring Book by Antonia Jackson and Felicity French is a small square children’s colouring book. It has a removable paper dust jacket covering a white card cover with a colourable printed cover. It is both glue and stitch bound and has just 32 pages of bright white light to medium weight smooth paper printed with crisp black ink.
On opening the book there is a pretty “This book belongs to….” plate followed by a double page stars design. After the publishing and title pages you then into the main book. the format of the book is the story is printed on the left page with a colourable detailed frame around it opposite a lovely illustration. These illustrations are whimsical in style and very detailed for a children’s book and will be enjoyed just as much by adult colourists. Due to the small details I would recommend this for people with good eyesight and steady hand, although it is clearly printed and none of the details are too small. The best mediums to use will be sharp pencils, fine liners, gel pens or other media with a fine point.
The book was a lot smaller in both size and number of pages than I expected, but don’t let that put you off. There is plenty to colour and the illustrations are lovely. With the addition of the story this will make a lovely gift for a child, either after you have coloured it as a keepsake, or if they colour it themselves. It is one of those rare books that will appeal equally to both children and adults. This is one of the books in the Lion bible colouring books series – there is also another out The Lion Psalms Colouring Book (see also my review of this), and next year there is also The Lion Easter Colouring Book and The Lion Bible Stories Colouring book to follow, so if you enjoy this one you may wish to collect the series. I really like this book and highly recommend it, especially if you like using fineliners and colouring details.
The Lion Nativity Colouring Book by Antonia Jackson and Felicity French is available to purchase from Amazon. co.uk, Book depository and The Wordery (Both with free Worldwide shipping). It is listed on Amazon.com as a pre-order, however there is no date so I don’t know if it is available or not from there.
I was kindly sent a copy from the publisher. All thoughts and comments are my own honest opinion and are not influenced by this fact.