This is no beginner’s coloring book: It’s printed on thick, ivory paper that lets you color with pens without worrying about it bleeding through. The designs are intricate and beautiful. At the back, there’s a long page that unfolds centerfold-style.
Promising review: “Johanna Basford is the designer who started my hobby of adult coloring books with her genre-defining book, Secret Garden and her equally fantastic follow-up Enchanted Forest. With her newest book, she builds upon the stunningly beautiful and extremely intricate designs that I have come to expect from her. The subject of the coloring book is the ocean. There are so many designs, including: sailing ships, mermaids, fish, sea mammals, jellyfish, and shipwrecks. Each page is a wonderful experience in coloring. There seems to be about 80 designs to color, which is less than in both of her earlier books. The book is also a hunt for hidden items and there is a key for what you are looking for as well as where they can be found. There is a picture of an octopus that reminds me way too much of Homer Simpson. I may have to color its head yellow with white and blue tentacles.” —iiiireader