January 22, 2016

Cats in Paris (Coloring Book)

"Say Bonjour to the cats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from Montmartre to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and into a feline-filled land of playful imagination."

Cats in Paris, by Won-Sun Jang, is subtitled “A Magical Coloring Book.” Very fitting, for the author states in the introduction how she became enchanted with cats and the way they communicate.

The book definitely has a Parisian feel to it. The black and white illustrations depict the fun, flair, and fashion of Paris.

The book includes 80 pages of black and white drawings to color, with brief descriptions and comments on some of the pages, guiding you through the streets and alleyways of this fascinating city.

It’s easy to get lost in the pen-and-ink drawings of tabbies, Persians, Siamese, and other cats, and fun to magically ‘make them come to life’ with color pencils and gel pens.

If you appreciate the feline world, or perhaps your home is ruled by frisky kitties, I’ve no doubt you’ll love this coloring book. The drawings illustrate the cutest kitty antics, and the scenes allow you to get a taste of Paris.

The softbound book has a pretty colorable (front and backside) slipcover with gold inlayed embellishments that give it a chic textured look. The pages are made from thick cardstock, which assures colors will bleed or show through the page.

Using crayons will be a taxing, since the drawings are intricate, so I suggest using felt tips, gel pens, or coloring pencils. This coloring book provides hours of entertainment and makes a lovely coffee table book and conversation piece.

If you are a creative soul and enjoy coloring and or pen and pencil crafts, you’ll adore this art book. The ‘this book belongs to” section in the beginning makes it easy to present as a gift.

5 Stars!

Cover: Love
Title: Love
Author: Won-Sun Jang
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 80
Book Dimensions: 10” x 10” (approx.)

I received a review copy of this book from BloggingForBooks.

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