|Our new favorite book by Scottish artist Johanna Basford|
The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford is more than a winner: it is captivating. I was totally blown away by the intricate styling of this book. Every detail is sublime and every page opens up more discovery. It is part treasure hunt, part coloring book, part drawing class and altogether beautiful. And I wanted you all to see it for yourselves...
|botanical wonders, both already blooming and some for you to fill in...|
|This one reads "Complete the floral pattern & add lots of inky details." Admirers are invited many times to join in the fun - create your own botanical wonders! Imitation can be a wonderful tool for education in any subject.|
|...garlands flow over the pages.|
|My girl could not wait to get a hold of this book!|
|She loves to fill in the lines, playing with colors as she goes. I just might start on the other page while she works :)|
|One of the many hidden owls peeking out at you!|
I happened upon this video from the publisher, Laurence King. It gives an animated idea of the fun you could have with this book!
This is a beautiful book, whether colored or in black and white. But do not take my word for it: See The Guardian's review in which they declare it a coloring book worthy of adults. Also, they very nicely offer some free downloads of sample pages like this one to have a try!
Or see forty more glowing reviews on Amazon:
The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford
UK readers can find it on Amazon UK.