Escape to wonderland

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From Penguin books we received the book Escape to Wonderland for writing a review about. We want to thank Pengiun Books for this.


Information you can find on the internet: An enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts to name but a few – threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment. This highly original, exquisite colouring book for older children and adults alike is in a handy-sized square format, a perfect size to carry around in your handbag, schoolbag with a tin of crayons you’ll be ready to colour and relax wherever and whenever the moment takes you.  

The cover gives a nice impression of the book right away. The text is in the spades. Around it are designs which you will find in the book. The paper is of a thick quality, not entirely white. It has a fine structure.

First I will show you some examples, so you know what kind of designs you can expect in this book.

I started colouring in this book too.I chose the queen of hearts. I coloured this design using the Zig Clean Color real brush pens. These pens coloured very nice on this paper, although it looked like the ink of some colours didn’t dry equal, which made it look like the colours were uneven. This I find a pity. Despite this feeling the ink doesn’t press through to the backside of the paper. This is something I’m happy about.


Next I coloured a design using pencils. I chose the Caran d’Ache Pablo colouring pencils and the Tombow Irojiten colouring pencils. Both brands coloured very nice on this paper. The pigment was released very easy and was absorbed well by the paper. In order to get the design more even I adapted some parts with a blenderpencil. This also went without any problems.


Conclusion : The quality of the paper in this book is very good. Pens coloured very nice, but the ink didn’t dry even though. Pencils coloured very nice too. Adapting with a blenderpencil went well too.

Data from the book:
Titel: Escape to Wonderland
Illustrator: Good Wives and Warriors
Uitgever: Penguin books
Aantal pagina’s: 96
Afmetingen:14 x 205 x 188 mm
ISBN: 9780141366159
Prijs:€ 9,73 ( € 6,42 (Bookdepository)

This book is available at & Bookdepository a.o.

This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.

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