Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Let's Color Together! - Artist Creates Shareable Coloring Book for Parents and Kids

I was sent a sample to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 

We have five children so there is always coloring books and crayons floating around here. Sure my walls and furniture have been the subject for works of art, I was excited about this new coloring book I could share with my kids. 

Let’s Color Together features two versions of the same design – one is typically more detailed and intricate than the other – that are laid out so parents and kids can color face-to-face across a table. Let’s Color Together also features perforated pages so families can color side-by-side or display their handiwork! Let’s Color Together brings a new level of engagement to the coloring book craze by featuring beautiful spreads specifically designed for two people to color and enjoy at once, and is the perfect opportunity to sit down, connect, and share some fun with your kids!

While I let my kids choose their own photos instead of the same photo, there's so many great options in this book! Because of the great tear away feature that so many books lack, it's easy to tear out and hang up the fun creations you and your kids make. In our instance with four little girls that like to color, having a fun night at the table all coloring pictures out the book can be quite the treat. Coloring is relaxing, great quality times for laughs, and just enjoying being in the moment with your children. 

As you can see, the level of difficulty varies through out the book, along with the subject matter. I love the variety offered in what you choose to color and my girls enjoy that they can have coloring and it not feel like a huge task depending on their mood. My 7yr old wanted the owl photo above and she got it all colored because my 8yr old could finish the flower photo. It's all about pace, details, and the eagerness of the child. I love that they can so easily express themselves through coloring and we enjoy it as well. 

Margaret Peot is an artist, writer, and costume painter. Her books include Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity, which was awarded the Eureka! silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books,Alternative Art Journals, and Make Your Mark. Visit her at on her website, Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest. Retail is $14.99 and a tad high but worth it for the memories.