by Emma Hulten
Published by Dokument Forlag on October 25th 2016
Style: double page printing
Format: Soft cover
insects form the largest animal group on the planet varying in size, from only a few millimeters up to 12 inches. Found all over the world they can be beautiful, poisonous, useful and fascinating.
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Wonderful Insects Coloring Book Review
I purchased this book with my big Swedish Coloring Book haul a while back now. Although this book has been published in Sweden it is also available in other countries.
Hanna Karlzon seems to have helped us all fall in love with creepy crawlies. Although I never thought I would care for a coloring book of bugs, they are so intricate and pretty once colored, that you cannot help like them.
Cover & Layout
The soft cover of Wonderful Insects by Emma Hulten has a glossy cover, prettily decorated with a variety of insects. Although there is some line art on the front and back cover, it may prove difficult to color through the laminate surface of the cover. Not to worry, there are plenty of insects to color inside.
The book measures 28cm x 21.5cm which is approximately A4 sized.
At the start of the book a small combined nameplate page and copyright page starts the book. The last page of the book advertises other coloring books.
The illustrations have been printed on both sides of the white paper. The paper is not the same as other Swedish coloring books that you may be familiar with, but between a thin and medium weight.
All of the images have been orientated portrait style throughout the book.
Most of the images are well centered and positioned in the book away from the spine. However, there are about 18 images that abut the spine. Once the spine of the book loosens with use, it should be easier to color in these notoriously tricky areas.
There are 14 pages within the book that comprise double page scenes with the balance being single page scenes.
Emma Hultén is a botanist and illustrator and as such has an intimate knowledge of plant life and insects. She has incorporated that knowledge in her first coloring book for adults. She has provided a large variety of not only insects but also flowers and leaves in this book giving the colorist many different types of things to color in.
Insects can be found as the focal point surrounded by plant life or going about their day to day business among flowers. A spider web illustration surprises me that the spider is not the main focal point but the other insects that also come to be tangled in it. There are pages of patterns of a variety of creepy crawlies for you to color in. I have seen some colorists color these beetles and bugs with a gemstone effect which looks amazing!
There are a number of images that have large open spaces for colorists that have minor visual impairment or health challenges that make fine detail difficult to color. Other images in the book have a lot of fine detail to color in and may not be suitable for all colorists. Fortunately, Emma has drawn the art work in a crisp, black line that is easy to see.
I think this book would also appeal to children as an educational aid and usually children love creepy crawlies and enjoy coloring.
Part of me wishes that such a wide variety of insects was labelled or there was a legend attached so you knew the characteristics of each insect. The other part of me worries that if I knew what they were meant to be colored in real life, it would inhibit the creative process of making the insects whatever color you want.
If you are a fan of nature and don’t jump from insects when you see them you may enjoy coloring this book!
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