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From Pavilion Books we received “Millie Marotta’s Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures” for testing and writing a review about. We want to thank Pavilion Books very much for this.
Information on the internet: The fifth coloring book by The New York Times bestselling author Millie Marotta!
More than 10 million books sold worldwide!
To entice colorists, the wildly popular author of Animal Kingdom and Tropical World has created an enchanting collection of images of our fine feathered friends and other extraordinary animals who dwell in the treetops. Millie Marotta’s engaging, intricately designed illustrations feature beautiful hummingbirds, Major Mitchell’s cockatoos, lyrebirds, cardinals, marvelous spatuletails, pygmy owls, and laughing kookaburras. Fans will rush to grab their crayons, colored pencils, pens, and brushes.
Millie Marotta’s books are always inspired by nature. We see this in her book Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures once again. We reviewed several of her books before, but she succeeds to amaze us every time with her drawing talents. We think her designs get more and more beautiful every time. First we will show you some examples from this book to give you an idea of what can be expected this time.
Of course I started colouring. I first picked a design for colouring with felt-tips. Because the spaces are very small I chose the Staedtler triplus fineliners. Even the fine tip (0,4 mm) of the Staedtler fineliners sometimes was too thick for the spaces, which urged me to colour very carefullly. What did surprise me was that the ink pressed through to the backside. This makes colouring the design on the backside impossible.
Next I coloured a design with colouring pencils. I chose the Faber Castell Polychromos. These pencils coloured very nice on this paper. The pigment attached very easy to the paper. Because of the pigment easily attaching and releasing, I didn’t have to use much pressure on the pencils. I always like that very much. I didn’t think adapting was necessary, because the pigment of these pencils covered well enough already.
Conclusion : Again Millie Malotta designed beautiful pictures. Pencils coloured very nice on this paper. Little pressure was needed to get enough pigment onto the paper. Adapting wasn’t necessary. Felt-tips also coloured well on this paper. I did have problems with pressing through however. Even the tips of the fineliners were too large sometimes for the very small spaces on the design I picked. The book is a must have however for the Millie Malotta fans once again.
Data of the book:
Title: Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures
Illustrator: Millie Marotta
Publisher: Pavilion books
Product dimensions: 12 x 250 x 250 mm
Price: € 12,99
This book is available at Bol.com a.o.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.