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Tuesday 17 February 2015

Review: Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book

Almost a year ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Johanna Basford's Secret Garden Inky Quest and Colouring Book, and it was love. This latest in the Inky Quest series is just as gorgeous.

A book of extraordinary detail, this is far from your ordinary activity book. With pages drenched in natural woodland settings--with everything you can imagine, from blackberries, toadstools and spiderwebs, to nests, castles, tree houses, telescopes and secret doors--this is a magical meander of creativity.

Pages can be used for colouring, yes, but they can also be pored over and marvelled at. The author also invites readers to seek out and find a range of objects (a key is found in the front of the book), and also hidden in the book are nine symbols carved into square tablets. These unlock the castle door at the end of the quest.

I wonder what you'll find inside?

Title: Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book
Author/Illustrator: Johanna Basford
Publisher: Laurence King, $31.95 RRP
Publication Date: 17 February 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781780674889
For ages: 3+
Type: Activity Book