The Wild Swan Coloring Book, story by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrations by Helen Crawford-White


61mlnbfdxsl The Wild Swan Coloring Book, story by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrations by Helen Crawford-White, Pushkin Press, (9781782691235), 2016

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  3

Genre:   Coloring book

What did you like about the book?  This is a coloring book version of the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.  Most of the double-page spreads consist of a page with the text of the tale surrounded by a border to color, while the opposite page has full-page illustrations to color.  Images to color include swans, feathers, flowers, fairies, woodland scenes and a castle.  Those who enjoy this classic tale and coloring will like this book.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Libraries that host coloring clubs will welcome this new book based on the classic fairytale.  This would be a lovely gift book for readers who love the story.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries for coloring groups

Where would you shelve it? Would be used for coloring clubs

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 1/11/17             

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