Book review: Every shade of colouring with Buster Books

As the craze for grown-up colouring sweeps the country, Buster Books have not forgotten that kids love it too!
Every shade of colouring with Buster BooksEvery shade of colouring with Buster Books
Every shade of colouring with Buster Books

The innovative children’s publisher has a bumper pack of exciting activity and colouring books to keep the creative juices flowing in youngsters of every age and ability.

From classic themed colouring books and a stylish fashion through time collection to a gorgeous tracing paper colouring book and an amazing new series which takes stickers to a new level, these are the perfect companions for rainy days and holidays.

Age 6-9:

Sticker by Numbers: Animals by Joanna Webster

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Just imagine… over 3,500 stickers to make your very own pictures!

Yes, sorting shapes and numbers doesn’t have to be boring with a wonderfully inventive book that puts the fun into learning.

Sticker by Numbers: Animals is the second book in a highly original series which lets children (or grown-ups!) match coloured stickers to numbers to build up stunning pictures.

Using an array of bright stickers, you can complete the handsome lion, add ornate detail to elephants and a crouching tiger, colour a peacock’s beautiful plumage or bring to life a shoal of shimmering fish.

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The stickers are placed on detachable sheets so you can choose to follow the pattern or get creative and make your own designs. Simply match the stickers to the numbers on each page to build up stunning pictures.

There are hours of entertainment here and kids will marvel at what they can create by using just a few simple geometric shapes.

Staggeringly, stickeringly good…

(Buster Books, paperback, £6.99)

Age 7-12:

The Tracing Paper Colouring Book by Felicity French

Colour, trace and transfer… here’s an exciting new way to enjoy colouring and drawing.

The Tracing Paper Colouring Book offers a completely new format for creative youngsters, allowing them to colour in an array of beautiful pictures and scenes, and then trace over them using tracing paper included at the back of the book.

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All of the 20 tracing paper pages are perforated so they are easy to remove and use. From beautiful birds and hot-air balloons to geometric, tribal and floral-inspired patterns, there are plenty of pictures to colour, trace and transfer.

Children can make stunning stained-glass window effect pictures or use blank pages to create their own designs and simply show off their tracing talents.

With advice and instructions on how to get the best out of the activities and fantastic pictures to amaze and inspire, this gorgeous book is ideal for budding young artists.

(Buster Books, paperback, £9.99)

Age 7 plus:

The Amazing Creative Colouring Book by Joanna Webster

Let the fun begin and young imaginations take flight…

The Amazing Creative Colouring Book is packed with pages of colouring and other brain-busy activities in beautiful geometric patterns. Ideal for both boys and girls, the beautiful, complex pictures feature kaleidoscopic designs and extraordinary shapes which make up incredible pictures to colour in.

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The book is a follow-up to the popular Creative Colouring Book and includes detailed and imaginative illustrations, from retro patterns to repeating kaleidoscopic motifs, guaranteed to give children the inspiration to create their own masterpieces.

Making your own spectacular pictures has never been easier!

(Buster Books, paperback, £5)

Age 6-9:

The Fashion Through Time Colouring Book by Ann Kronheimer

Fashion, clothes and art… this stylish combination makes The Fashion Through Time Colouring Book the perfect gift for young fashionistas.

This gorgeous colouring book charts the history of clothes and fashion in intricate detail from the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks right through the Roaring Twenties and the Swinging Sixties to today’s trendy clothes.

Children can mix their own colours for the historical costumes and accessories from ancient civilisations, Renaissance Italy, medieval England and 19th century India whilst learning about the clothing of different historical periods.

Fashion, facts and fun at the turn of a page…

(Buster Books, paperback, £5)

Age 6-10:

The Puzzle Activity Book

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Grab your pens and pencils, put on your thinking caps and get stuck in!

Every page of the boredom-busting Puzzle Activity Book is jam-packed with puzzles, challenges and hours of entertainment.

There are pictures to colour, brilliant puzzles to solve and plenty of brain-boggling challenges. Dot-to-dots, mazes, doodles, spot-the-difference, picture puzzles and colouring ensure that there won’t be a dull moment.

With illustrations from a host of Buster Books’ favourites, including Emily Golden and Chris Dickason, The Puzzle Activity Book will test puzzle skills and make sure kids stay at the top of the class.

Creatively and colourfully clever…

(Buster Books, paperback, £5)

Age 5-8:

The Dinosaur Colouring Book by Jake McDonald

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Dynamic dinosaurs, fascinating facts and prehistoric panoramas… grab your crayons and get colouring!

The Dinosaur Colouring Book features every child’s favourite dinosaur, from a triceratops and a stegosaurus to a velociraptor and a T-rex.

Colour in the amazing creatures and enjoy a dinosaur lesson at the same time. The names of the dinosaurs, and how to pronounce them, are written alongside the pictures for kids to learn whilst they colour.

Learn about monster fish and insects with wings the size of a human arm and meet the mighty diplodocus. There are cute baby dinosaurs too all waiting to be brought to colourful life.

A terrifyingly good way to travel back in time…

(Buster Books, paperback, £5)

Age 4-8:

The Pirate Colouring Book by Jake McDonald

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Shiver me timbers, the pirates are here and ready for action! The Pirate Colouring Book is packed with swashbuckling scenes of pirates sailing the seven seas.

Boys and girls will love to sail away with this boatload of pirates as they navigate a maze of maps, shipwrecks and hoards of hidden treasure!

The pages are partially coloured to help young artists and inspire them to create amazing scenes so vibrant that they will be spotted from any crow’s nest!

Ahoy me hearties, there’s booty on every page!

(Buster Books, paperback, £5)

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