Wonderland Adult Coloring Book // Book Review
Coloring is one of my favorite activities. When “adult coloring” became a thing it quickly became a go-to quiet activity to do with the boys. Wonderland by Amily Shen is a coloring book inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this coloring book. Wonderland is quickly becoming one of my favorite coloring books.
When we are traveling I always pack a coloring book for each member of the family. It is the perfect travel activity for just about every situation. A small bag of crayons for the kids and some colored pencils for me and we are ready for flight delays, long waits for food and even a 6-hour drive.
At home we have an art table set up in our living room. There are a variety of coloring instruments and each of the boys has some coloring books and paper they can choose from. I have my own shelf of coloring books and coloring instruments that the boys know are just for mommies. I love to turn on some instrumental music while we all sit at the table and color. This is a go-to activity for that crazy time when my four-year-old is getting home from school and my two-year-old is just waking up from nap.
I’m type A and therefore need a coloring book that invites creativity. I have a hard time departing from reality – I want to color water blue and leaves green. I also am often stumped where to start when given a mandala or other abstract design. The Wonderland coloring book has a great balance of “color whatever you want” images and those that have more obvious color choices (like the flamingos.)
The coloring book also has some adult puzzles and other activities, which is a fun twist!
I loved feeling like I could color in this fun adaption of the Alice in Wonderland Story. My little one has already asked if this can be our next “big chapter book” we read together. It would certainly be a great addition to any coloring book collection, or a good way to get someone started.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.