I am Laura, and I am a Potter Head. I will never grow tired of these amazing stories. When I received these wonderful colouring books in the post for review, I was beyond excited. I love an adult colouring book. It’s an activity I’ve liked all my life and find relaxing (and can be for a lot of people especially if you have anxiety or have trouble relaxing.) I have found that people either do love them or hate them but I find colouring books can be really good for wellbeing and mental health.
I received the full size version of The Magical places edition, the compact edition of the Harry Potter colouring book as well as postcard editions. It was hard to decide which one to try first.
The illustrations in these books are beautiful and really capture the greatness of this incredible world. The details within them are great and a wide range of characters and places are represented.
I decided to try the Hogwarts crest first in the postcard edition. What is good about these is that you don’t have to have a good knowledge of the colours. You can choose how you want it to look or simply (as I did) look up an example and copy the colours.
I think, if I had to pick, I think the postcard sizes were the ones I enjoyed working on the most. Once I had done the Hogwarts crest, I moved onto the Slytherin one. Once complete, I sent it to my niece in the post for a bit of fun. Said niece is also a big fan of Harry Potter and is a member of Slytherin (I’m a Gryffindor but we get on OK. Ha Ha.)
These books are perfect for people of all ages. I am certainly going to enjoy to continue to fill in these drawings and found them very calming.
I recommend it for any Potter fan in your life or if you’re a fan of adult colouring books and Harry Potter. It is a wonderful reason to buy some lovely pencils and settle down to escape for a while or if you are looking for a Christmas present, these are perfect. Sorry, I mentioned the ‘C’ word didn’t i.
(Thank you to FMCM for the review copies.)
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