2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.

Book(s) Review: Kaleidomorphia by Kerby Rosanes and Coloring the Zodiac by Christina Haberkern

So I don’t know if you’re a colorer, but I am – and proud of it. I have amassed quite a collection of “adult” coloring books by now, and am continually amazed at the creativity and art that go into designing complex pictures that are both intricate to look at and still workable enough for non-artists like me to color. Today I want to tell you about two new books I’ve come across. The first is VERY intricate and definitely not a beginner book; the second is great for all ages. Both would make wonderful holiday gifts!

Without further ado, let me introduce the books. They are quite different in style and substance, but both have been great fun and wonderful additions to my coloring book collection…

Kaleidomorphia by Kerby Rosanes

Kaleidomorphia is absolutely, positively stunning. Rosanes is one of my favorite coloring book artists. She designs unbelievably detailed pictures that are original and clever and brilliant. They can be tough to color. You definitely need a very good pencil sharpener to hand when you open one of her books – as well as dedicated time, because you’re going to need (and want!) to spend extra care with these pictures… The illustrations are super cool this time around, offering animals and settings in the process of morphing into others. The level of detail is breath-taking, and makes for a very challenging color that is exceptionally satisfying upon completion as a result.


Coloring the Zodiac by Christina Haberkern

The other book – Coloring the Zodiac – is a much simpler and more “fun” set of pictures. Our 8 year old and I like to color this one together, because the level of detail is much less sophisticated and easier (and faster) to complete as a result. There are symbols, quotes, and images for each of the zodiac characters. We have had a great time learning about the signs and their meanings, and a lot of fun bringing them to life with color!

Both books offer a wide variety of creative opportunities that are sure to delight colorers young, old, or in-between!

Thanks to the kind folks at Penguin RandomHouse for my obligation-free review copies of these wonderful books!

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