Tuesday, 14 April 2015

REVIEW - Cites Merveilleuses / Dream Cites by Rosie Goodwin and Alice Chadwick


Yes your eyes are not deceiving you, the above is indeed in French.  I can't speak French well apart from the usual, hello, goodbye, my name is that you learn in school, so the question is "Why the hell am I reviewing a book in French?".

Well dear reader it is not a book with lots of words, it is one of my grown up colouring books with lots of pictures.  

It is going to be released in English next month but I have been discovering that the French seem to get a lot of these beautiful books earlier that us Brits.  For example this was a gift for my birthday in November last year (a gift from myself!) but the English version is not available till May.  To be honest I hate waiting and as it is predominantly pictures, the language barrier was not going to be a problem.


It is published in France by Marabout who you should look up on Amazon if you like these sort of books, their collection is immense and a lot of them are slowly being published in English.  The book itself is lovely, good quality paper which is beautiful to draw on and page after page of different landscapes ranging from exotic towers, skyscrapers to intricate maps and forests.

The style of illustration is slightly different than the books that you will see from the likes of Johanna Basford or Millie Marotta but it is a welcome change, I didn't feel as scared to take my pen to paper. 

It is a great book and a superb addition to my growing collection of colouring books, I hope you find a home for it too!




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  1. I really want to try out one of these adult coloring books, they look awesome!

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