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Thursday 20 August 2015

Review: The Line - A Colouring Book

The Line: A Colouring Book is a unique take on an activity book. Completely black and white, except for a red line throughout, and with no words, this is a book that can be treated as a colouring in book, or read as a story in its own right.

It starts with a tightrope line with animals balanced upon it. When you turn the page, the red tightrope becomes a clothes line with clothing pegged on it. On the next page, the line which was straight becomes a rope hanging to guide a queue of people.

As the book proceeds the line changes shape and form. There are people, animals, and recognisable activities like decorating a Christmas tree and visiting an art gallery, along with less usual activities like exploring the jungle.

Follow the line from start to finish, then colour in the illustrations. The Line: A Colouring Book is a surprisingly simple, yet enticing book.

Title: The Line: A Colouring Book
Author/Illustrator: Alice Bowsher
Publisher: Cicada Books, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: June 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781908714237
For ages: 4+
Type: Activity book