Sorely let down by the paper it's printed on!,
This review is from: Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book (Paperback)
Really love this book, it's an excellent idea and I love the detail and ideas used to create this book. But it's not a very practical book because you can't use it very well.
The paper is not built for pens as pens bleed and also come through to the other side- pictures are printed double-sided and so this means for every picture you use pens on, you lose one on the other side of the page.
Pencils don't work so well- the paper is very soft and the pencils don't colour very well as a result, they appear quite faint and don't look so good.
Paints?-Don't even go there!
It would be great if this book was
1. printed on a spiral bound spine so the pages could sit more easily when colouring
2. printed on thicker non-recycled paper so the pens didn't leak and could take the colour of pencils more easily.
I hope that they do produce a second edition and I hope they take in to considerations the issues so many of us are having.