Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Day of the Dead Colouring Book by Thaneeya McArdle (Design Originals)


Day of the Dead Colouring Book

Written and Illustrated by
Thaneeya McArdle

Published by Design Originals

The amazing Mexican "Day of the Dead" festival is a riot of amazing imagery, sights sounds and colour. Far from being morbid, it's a hugely inspirational spectacle and one day we're determined to go and visit Mexico while the festival is on.

For the time being though, we'll go for the slightly cheaper option of enjoying the Day of the Dead through this super fab and groovy colouring book!

Thaneeya McArdle has drawn on the artistic style of the day of the dead to produce a stack of amazing images just begging to be coloured with your crayons, colouring pencils, felt tips and paints. Even for adults, there's something quite addictive and soothing about colouring in (and one of the joys of being a dad is that I can enjoy this activity without feeling a smidgeon of guilt because, hey, it's spending quality time with my daughter after all - hooray!)

Design Originals produce several of these fab books but we utterly loved this one. Not least of all because one of the designs features a little girl who is the eerie spitting image of Charlotte herself! Whoah!

Charlotte's best bit: Finding her doppelganger nestling amongst the pages of this fab book

Daddy's Favourite bit: Soothing, addictive and compelling colouring - even for grown ups!

(Kindly sent to us for review by GMC / Design originals)

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