Wonderland: A Coloring Book Inspired by Alice's Adventures by Amily Shen


Wonderland is a beautiful new adult coloring book form Amy Shen. Inspired by Alice"s Adventures in Wonderland, I think Wonderland is more than a coloring book. . .It offers a chance for you to give Alice a new adventure with your colored pencils.

This beautifully illustrated coloring book tells a bit of Alice's story through the pages. You can meet the Cheshire cat, have tea with the Mad Hatter, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts.  Besides coloring delicate scenes, Wonderland offers a few places for you to draw in your own pictures. For example, you may add butterflies to a page with two butterflies or add a few owls to the page with three owls on it. There is also a maze and a series of puzzles on "the playing car's scroll." I especially enjoyed the extra activities along with the coloring.

Wonderland is best colored with well-sharpened colored pencils as most of the designs are fairly intricate. Some pages the coloring picture takes up the whole page and on some pages, there is a smaller design to color along with the story. I also tested markers on one of the smaller designs to see if they bleed through the pages. They do not. The pages are a lovely thick paper. There is also a dust jacket type cover that can be removed and colored on the back to make a sort of long pretty poster page or a pretty back side hidden on the dust jacket, something I am sure Alice would have liked. I think this is a great book if you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland and coloring. I am a fan of all things related to tea so I especially liked the tea time pages with the butterfly motif-ed teapot. I would definitely recommend that you add this great coloring book to your coloring book staff if these are among your favorite things.

Part of the story with smaller picture that I colored.
Dust jacket on the inside. . Beautiful butterfly scene to color.

Bird picture using colored pencils.
I received this book from  Blogging for Books for this review.

About the Author

AMILY SHEN is a renowned Taiwanese artist. She had worked as a custom and shoe designer and is now a full-time illustrator and art instructor. She has published three bestselling drawing books. WONDERLAND is her first adult coloring book.

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