Saturday, March 29, 2008

Go Tudors!

If only Henry VIII had really looked like Jonathan Rhys Meyers. :-) Seriously, though, I'm wondering if they'll have JRM start wearing a fat suit if the Showtime series continues on into Henry's plump years.
Anyway, today's book is HENRY VIII & HIS WIVES: PAPER DOLLS TO COLOR. Don't let the title fool you. I don't get into paper dolls. But some do, and that's cool. I'm just a coloring freak, though. But, despite the missing heads on some of the pictures, there's nothing wrong with these coloring pages at all. And if you DO like paper dolls the back of each page is blank, and there are tabs on the clothes, so after you've colored them in, you can cut them out.

This book is by Bellerophon Books. I love their coloring books. So much detail, and very precise line on most of the drawings. Some of their drawings tend to get a little artsy, and I think whoever drew the design forgets that someone will be coloring the design. The worst thing that can happen when you're coloring is you start filling in a section and realize it has no black line to close up the section. Or it mistakenly is drawn into another section. Aggh! That happens sometimes with Bellerophon, but don't worry, this book is great.I put up an uncolored page so you can get a look at the detail. Each page in the book is like this, with a bit of history about the garment, and a poem even, or quote.

If you like the time period, or like coloring costumes, or just like a challenging coloring page with lots of detail, I highly recommend this one. You can find a link to it in the PEOPLE section to the right.

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