- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Lark Crafts; Clr Csm edition (April 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1454709901
- ISBN-13: 978-1454709909
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Million Cats: Fabulous Felines to Color Paperback – April 5, 2016
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Many of the designs in this coloring book are detailed in nature with some having many intricate and small areas to color. It will take some of my smaller nib pens and sharp, hard pencils to color certain portions of these designs.
I will provide more details below, but here is a quick overview of the book:
61 pages of cartoon style Cat and cat related designs
Printed on both sides of heavyweight non-perforated paper
Includes many two-page designs
Designs merge into the binding
Alcohol-based markers bleed through page
Water-based markers, India ink pens and gel pens do not bleed through
Coloring pencils work well but blending is an issue
The coloring book is a smaller than average book at approximately 9 x 7 x .25 inches. The cover is cute and has gold foil accents. The designs are printed on both sides of heavyweight white non-perforated paper. The binding is glued and you will look important portions of designs if you remove the pages from this book.
Many of the designs spread across two pages and designs merge into the binding on most pages. My book is not well aligned across the two-page spreads. There is a lack of consistency in how the pages meet. In some cases, portions of the design are lost in the binding and in other cases, there is a thin white strip on both sides of the page and look odd in the middle of the designs. I could not get the book to lie flat without some tearing at the binding on a number of pages. It is these two issues which cause me to give this book a 4 star rating although I think the artwork deserves a 5 star rating.
I test my coloring books with a variety of coloring mediums (which I will list in the comments section below.) Here are the results of my tests:
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the page quickly. My various water-based markers, India ink pens, and gel pens did not bleed through. My coloring pencils worked well for the most part, except when it came to blending. This is the second coloring book I have by publisher Lark in the last month where I cannot properly blend my soft lead pencils. The color goes on thick but when I try to blend it, it mostly stays put like a big stain. I can get a little blend at the edges but certainly not what I expect from a quality coloring book.
If you decide to use alcohol-based markers with this book, you will mar the design on the back of the page but I recommend using a blotter page below the page you are working on to keep the ink from spreading further into the book.
I love the cover which is very pretty with metallic gold foil on some parts which catch the light really nicely. The book is smaller than A4 and the paper is quite good quality.
However, the images are on both sides of the page so I am not using felt tips just in case I ruin the one on the next page! I am currently colouring with gel pens (sparingly) and pencils and they both work well. I think you should only purchase this book if you are happy to stick mostly to colouring pencils.
One thing that bugs me a little is that many images go into the binding and it is quite tricky to colour these parts, though I flatten the book as best as I can.
There is a very nice variety of images, some are very detailed while others are simpler which is great for me as I can choose images to suit my mood and concentration level. Some images go across two pages whilst others are on a single page.
There are not just cats to colour in by the way, there's all sorts of weird and wonderful objects, vehicles, fruit, flowers etc too. The cats themselves are of course the stars of the book, and they are in all sorts of scenarios and have very individual personalities!
Overall I am very pleased with this colouring book and would certainly recommend it, it is enjoyable and relaxing.