by Good Wives and Warriors
Published by Puffin Classics on 1 September 2016
Style: double page printing
Format: Card cover with fold out, Glue Binding
A colouring book that brings the magic of The Wizard of Oz to life in an entirely unique way. Illustrations include iconic scenes from the story and its characters - the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and more. Quotes from the text flow throughout for inspiration, with spaces for individual design and embellishment.
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Escape to Oz: A Coloring Book Adventure Review
Escape to Oz: Coloring Book Adventure is the fourth title in the popular Escape series of coloring books created by the team at Good Wives and Warriors.
Previously, Rebecca and Louise, brought us Escape to Wonderland (based on Alice in Wonderland) Escape to Shakespeare’s World (based on the literary works of William Shakespeare) Escape to Christmas Past and finally Escape to Oz based on the Wizard of Oz
The team at Good Wives and Warriors produce beautifully imagined coloring books and are known for packing a ton of detail into a small space.
Cover & Layout
The cover is card with a fold out flap. The cover takes the same format as their previous titles.
The book measures approximately 18.5cm x 18.5 cm (approximately 7.5 in x 7.5 in) being the same size as their previous coloring books.
The cover has been printed in shades of green and blue with some gold foil highlights. The cover features all our favorite characters and beloved icons from the Wizard of Oz.
The inner cover features a green background with white floral line art. You could color this in if you wished with some gel pens but there is plenty inside to color.
A lovely title page features the Yellow Brick Road. Over page the copyright information is contained within a double page scene featuring Kansas on the one side and the Emerald City on the other.
The illustrations have all been printed on both sides of the paper. The paper is slightly off white and is of a medium weight. The paper is not completely smooth and has a very slight texture to it making it great for layering pencils.
I would have loved to see a gorgeous nameplate page with some beautiful elements to color in to add some extra panache to this gorgeous book.
The illustrations all feature the beautiful imaginings from the Wizard of Oz. Most of the illustrations comprise double page scenes but there are approximately 25 single page scenes throughout the book.
The book starts with illustrations representing the tornado that sweeps Dorothy away, an overview of the Emerald City and a more detailed view of parts of it.
Good Wives and Warriors have managed to incorporate so many different types of art that colorists like to color. There are houses and buildings, animals, mandalas and patterns as well as intricate floral and nature scenes.
All of the illustrations make you feel that you are a part of the story of the Wizard of Oz and all have a sense of belonging and continuity.
Most of the line work has been inked in a black, fine line. Some art has a medium line weight and there are some pictures that have solid black pre printing.
The illustrations on the whole are very well positioned on the page creating a balanced image to color. Colorists that love doing backgrounds will find a handful of images that would benefit from background effects.
A large proportion of images fill the whole of the page and contain a lot of detail to color. There are some areas of large space within but the bulk of the art work contains fine details that may not be suitable for all colorists.
Visually, the imagery is easy to see without my glasses on. The finer detail in the images will need me to pull out my magnifying lamp.
Throughout the book snippets of text have been incorporated into the imagery to relay parts of the story that relate to the imagery.
The book requires some pressure to be placed on it to lay it down flat. Once it has been pushed and prodded a few times the spine starts to relax, making it easier to color areas in and near the spine. Most of the double page scenes do have line art that goes into the spine of the book which is often tricky to color.
Escape to Oz: A Coloring Book Adventure Video Review
Where to buy Escape to Oz Coloring Book
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