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Friday, 1 June 2012

The London Colouring Book by Julian Mosedale

The London Colouring Book

Children will discover the magic and excitement of London with this brilliant new colouring book. From Trafalgar Square to Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to Portobello Road, children will be able to put their own colourful stamp on one of the world's most vibrant cities. The capital will come alive with bright buses and boats, cheery Covent Garden performers, pearly kings and queens, and period patterns. Packed with beautiful and distinctive illustrations featuring a variety of London attractions, this is a book to enchant every child.

As the Jubilee weekend approaches and The Olympics are fast approaching, anything London orientated is very popular at the moment and this book deserves to be up there!

The book is full of purple line drawings ready to be coloured in. The pictures are very cleverly drawn and feature lots of different aspects of London - not just the most famous of London's landmarks. Pictures include:
  • London bridge
  • beef-eaters in a telephone box
  • city of Westminster
  • changing of the guard
  • London zoo
  • the underground
  • nelson's column
  • Peter pan at Kensington gardens
  • Henry VIII at Hampton court palace
  • canal boats at Camden locks
  • Cutty Sark at Greenwich
  • ........ and many more
I especially love the flower power union jack which is also featured in the book. The drawings use a great style - it is not sketchy and it is not of a traditional colouring book style, it is a very modern and clever style and there are lots of individual elements within the picture. Adults, as well as children, will love colouring in this book.

This book will suit the slightly older child (7+) and would make a great gift for anyone making a trip to London anytime. 

Thank you to the publishers, Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O' Mara Books, for sending me this book to review.

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