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Fantastical Beasts to Colour


Author: Andrew Pinder
Publisher: Apple Press
RRP: £9.99
ISBN: 978 1 84543 669 8
Publication Date: 16 November 2016

Take yourself on a magical journey of fascinating mythical creatures to personalise and make your own. Fantastical Beasts to Colour offers illustrations of a whole host of mythical creatures, from fairies and the little people, wonder workers and witches, and evil spirits and shamans through to dragons, giants and water creatures...

Fantastical Beasts to Colour is a colouring book aimed at the young to teens market which not only offers up illustrations to paint/colour in, but also provides information on each creature. And, because some of them are quite a mouthful, even details how to pronounce theme. This element of the book is just as important as the actual pictures, as it's no fun, as a parent, having to explain to your offspring what they're colouring if you yourself have no idea.

Obviously it's a bit of a cheeky cash-in on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but it has nothing to do with that franchise. This is simply a collection of creatures of myth and folklore.

The illustrations are cartoon like in style - the sort of drawings you'd expect to find in a children's story book - but they work well here.

You can always pick it up, have a flick through, and decide for yourself whether this is a book that you'd get a great deal of pleasure out of colouring.


Nick Smithson

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