I asked my 7-year-old daughter whether she liked this book or not. She said yes, I asked why, she said because it has lots of activities, and it has over 100 puzzles and games in it (although she read that last bit off of the back cover). She said there are dot-to-dots and lots more games that are fun.
One of the first games she did was draw animal halves and join them together. She made a ramster, a cross between a rabbit and a hamster, a dfrog, a cross between a dog and a frog and some others.
Another game had her drawing the poos of a mole, which she was laughing at.
The pages are all in red and blue. This is where the title is clever "Colour me in!" It suggests another activity to do on top of the ones suggested in the inside.
Another thing in the book is a little flip book at one of the bottom corners, whilst in the other corner it encourages you to create your own.
There is plenty to do in here so you can't really complain, although she skips some parts in preference to others.
This is a wonderfully chunky activity book, which is perfect for children aged approx 3 - 7. It is literally packed with fantastic activities - such as matching animals to their footprints, mazes, counting how old trees are by the rings in their trunks, colouring, spot the difference, turn a slug into a snail, add some ghosts to a haunted castle and many, many other imaginative and creative pages. Ideal for long journeys, rainy afternoons and holidays, this will appeal to both boys and girls. It would make a wonderful stocking filler and is very well designed. To be honest, I can't find a fault - it is one of the best activity books I have come across and I think all children will enjoy completing it.
Despite being called 'Colour Me In!' this book has plenty of more stimulating activities for children to do and should give them some exercises to task their brain.
From dot-to-dots to copying pictures and completing others (being asked to draw hats, faces etc on shapes already drawn in the book), there's something for everyone here. The tasks range in difficulty, too, so my 7 and 9 year old daughters found that there was something they could each do.
The pictures are really nicely drawn and laid out and the instructions are short but easy to understand. Over-all, a nice activity book with a range of tasks which should keep little minds and fingers busy for quite some time.
I ordered this for my 4 year old, in an attempt to keep her occupied on a plane journey. It's smaller than you would expect (not A4 height) but is quite chunky - this makes it much better for the smaller child. This really kept her busy for a while, although I did have to explain what to do in some of the activities (which would probably also suit an older child too).
Seeing as her 7 year old sister kept trying to pinch it, I gather that in fact it's probably suited to the 4-8 age group.
I've always suspected that colouring books are counter-productive to a child's development. Do they really stimulate creativity and imagination? Or do kids just switch off and colour between the lines?
Thankfully the Okido 'Colour Me In' Activity Book is much more than a traditional colouring book. This joyful and lighthearted edition is packed full of activities to stimulate the mind. A perfect crossover between science and art. The illustrations are lovely and the activities great fun.
It really is an activity book rather than simply a colouring book. It seems to be aimed at just pre-school (slightly babyish drawings) although some of the pictures are a bit sophisticated for that age and an almost-seven year old (who is a huge okido fan) was very happy with it and particularly liked the secret code. Would keep a younger child going for quite a while but wouldn't last long with a school age child.
This is an excellent little activity book. It is square and about 20cms x 20 cms, so it is a nice size for little hands.
When I first saw it, I thought it was a colouring book, but it is actually much more than that. There is plenty of opportunity for colouring, but this book has more than 100 pages of different activities. Every page is different and provides differing tasks. There is plenty of drawing to fill in the gaps - like draw the plant (when the page shows a watering can being poured and a patch of earth below); or drawing the tongue in so that a frog can catch a fly. But there are also mazes, puzzles, dot-to-dots, and all sorts.
The book has a lovely crisp feel to it. It is on good quality page and the designs are clean and easy to comprehend.
Overall it is a terrific little book and much enjoyed by my kids.
This is a great little colouring and activity book. It's nice and thick so lots to do. I love the design of it, the styling of the pictures. It would make a really good and impressive present! The activities are really fun too. A very good purchase. Not too expensive either!
A lovely colouring book packed with funny illustrations to colour and complete. Lots of imaginative ideas will inspire your child - my 7 year old kept laughing as he looked through this one. He said it's cool and he likes it.