Friday, January 29, 2016

#BOOK #REVIEW #COLORINGBOOK for #Adults!!! "Cats In Paris, A Magical Coloring Book" by Won-Son Jang! #GIVEAWAY!

This gorgeously illustrated adult coloring book draws readers into the secret world of cats in Paris as they explore the city's most famous (and feline-friendly) spots.

Say bonjour to the cats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from Montmartre to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and into a feline-filled land of playful imagination. Featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings of tabbies, Persians, Siamese, and more, this evocative coloring book’s frisky kitties lie in wait for your colorful stylings.
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Editorial Reviews
About the Author
Won-Sun Jang is an award-winning Korean illustrator whose work has appeared in Vogue Korea, Elle Korea, Bazaar Korea, and InStyle Korea, and clients include MAC Cosmetics and Clinique. Winner of the Children’s Books Illustration Award from Kemongsa Publishers, she currently works as a package designer in Seoul, Korea. Since meeting Eva the Norwegian Forest Cat fourteen years ago, she has fallen in love with cats and the inspiration they bring to her art.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Before I knew it, cats began to find their place in my life.
I work from home, and I found myself wanting to share my day with someone. That’s when I met my first cat, Eva. After that, cats started to fill my empty spaces. They would stay near me—by the desk, beside the table, and under the bed before I went to sleep. Cats seemed to be close by all the time.
In order to learn their subtle language, I discovered that patience and observation is key. I was inspired by their smooth and fine movements, their eyes shining with a variety of colors, and their charming communications. The illustrations in this book are proof of such inspiration.
At first cats may seem cautious and shy. But they have a surprising charm. They approach you slowly and one day you realize they have taken over your entire life. I hope this book will become as enchanting as cats are. Fill in the blanks using your creativity.
The sketches, lines, and patterns in this book leave room for you to express your individuality—because a cat’s charm cannot be expressed in just one way! So, without further ado, I invite you to a magical world of cats as they slink through the streets of Paris and into a realm of imagination.

3 STARS!!!
You cat lovers out there, you are going to be in love getting to color these BEAUTIFUL felines, YOUR PETS! Who would not? No one, as long as you don't LOVE cats! There are so MANY different ways these cats are positioned in so many wonderful ways, such as in backgrounds and even wrapping paper! The list goes on! Allow me to inform you this IS a coloring book FOR ADULTS TO COLOR AND ENJOY! Finally, huh! Yes! For the 18+ crowd! No, there are not ANY adult-themed photos, so NO WORRIES there! This is just NOT for your kids to color! It's for the adults out there who DESERVE to have their OWN DEDICATED COLORING BOOKS!
You are going to LOVE these cats, for the most part, but I've got to be honest and say I have seen better drawings of domestic pets other than what are in this book. Although, this book does say the following in the description which is,

"Fill in the blanks using your creativity.
The sketches, lines, and patterns in this book leave room for you to express your individuality"

so that is the lack thereof, but not enough explanation for myself. 
The one thing that is drastically different as compared to other coloring books out there, and if we were inside of a bookstore, it would be COMPLETELY different than what we can see now is that I really wish this author weren't as stingy (Yes! I said that!) as she was in that she did not show us at least some "more" of her sketch collection from this coloring book (where Amazon allows us to see inside of books) of these cats that are throughout it! Why not? Other authors have shown us their ENTIRE BOOKS in their Previews! (Their coloring books, too, just like this one!) They have shown us page-by-page of the gorgeous art they have made! Again, in the PREVIEW!!! They don't hide ONE drawing, unlike THIS author IS doing, and I don't understand why??? WHY HIDE such talent? I'll say it again, if I were PHYSICALLY inside of a bookstore, I COULD look through the entire book! I believe the other authors are thinking the VERY SAME THING, so why not allow us to see inside this beautiful book? I have reviewed several other coloring books, and I have to admit that those authors have shown every single page that is in their book, as if we were physically INSIDE of a bookstore, and I also believe that IS the BEST WAY to do it! I cannot understand why you would NOT show off what is inside your coloring book? I LOVE Art, Drawing, Painting, etc., so this is why I am so disappointed she has not shared more of her work with us. We should have been given MORE to expect from this book, more to excite us and to make us want to HAVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK! At least "I" can tell you there is MORE to come inside of this book since I have it in my hands! There is so MUCH MORE you will enjoy, PROMISE!
I will express my disappointment with this coloring book as it starts to get towards the end. After a while, it seems as if the drawings start to get a little messy, weighed down with a lot of ink. I don't know why this difference starts to happen? 
All in all, I can't think of anything MORE enjoyable than to sit and color in these beautiful creatures! YOUR favorite pets, wild animals possibly!
HONESTLY, ENJOY THIS BOOK! You are NEVER too old to enjoy the timeless art of coloring your favorite things! Remember, too, coloring is SO relaxing! Enjoy!
I received this book for FREE from the publisher, Watson-Guptil Publications in exchange to read and write a review about this book. It is NOT required for this review to be either positive or negative, but of my own honest opinion. "Free" means I was provided with ZERO MONIES to read this book nor to write this review, but to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading it. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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