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Sunday 20 November 2016

Review: Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring Book Adventure

Dahl fans will revel in this chocolate-coated marvel of a book, labelled 'golden ticket' on the cover, and watering the mouth at the thought of the sweetness wrapped inside.

If you're going to jump on the global colouring book phenomenon, then this is your golden ticket. Who can resist colour-ready imagery that's effectively spilling the imagination of one of the world's greatest storytellers onto the page?

Opening with a page full of candy jars, we quickly meet Willy Wonka and the mechanics of his brilliant mind. We're then flung into psychedelic skies with Charlie in a glass elevator, before taking flight with a flock of partridges for Danny the Champion of the World.

We then have a feast with The BFG, trundle about with turtles in Esio Trot, and take a sip from a magical bottle of strange elixir in George's Marvellous Medicine. And on it goes, with page after page of narrative delight in detailed imagery that's just begging to be taken to with a crayon.

A wonderful stocking-stuffer this Christmas, and a delightful celebration of all things Dahl. As if we needed any excuse.

Title: Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring Book Adventure
Illustrator: Lee Teng and Leo Brown
Publisher: Puffin, $19.99
Publication Date: 31 October 2016
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9780141373546
For ages: 3+
Type: Colouring Book