Tuesday 7 April 2015

Book Review: Enchanted Forest

  "Enchanted Forest" by Johanna Basford is a gorgeously beautiful colouring book. People have complained that her previous book "Secret Garden" had beautiful drawings in it but was printed poorly. Even though I cannot say much about that because I do not own that book, I can say for certain that "Enchanted Forest" was well above what I had expected.

  The paper within the book is a semi-gloss paper that takes coloured pencils and markers very well. The cover of the book is delightful, with gold details on the front, and even the inside of the cover has illustrations. The actual cover looks to be made from recycled cardboard material and is of a toned-brown colour. I also just love it when the protective cover and the actual cover have two completely different designs. :)

  The illustrations within the book are very well printed. All the lines are crisp and clear. My only complain is that some illustrations go across two pages, and some parts of the drawing gets swallowed in the middle.

  The book takes you on a journey through a wonderful forest, in search of hidden animals, keys, and nine square tablets with symbols on them to unlock the castle door at the end of the book. A surprise is hidden behind the castle door, so if you want to find out what that surprise is for yourself, don't watch the video till' the end!

  In all, highly recommended. Delightful book to have in your hand.

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