This is a very beautiful "little" coloring book of light greyscale pictures. The subject matter includes Peter, of course, Mr. McGregor, and the white cat. However, there are only TWELVE actual pictures to color (thirteen if you include the small drawing and lettering on the title page). To me, that's more than a bit disappointing for $9.99. The description states 32 pages, but those 32 pages include a section of story on the page facing each page of drawing (see pics below, showing the layout), a double spread page containing the full story, a page about Beatrix Potter which is blank on the back, and a page about Charles Santore which also has a blank back page.
Below I've added photos of a "typical" drawing and a page showing the story blurb. If you look at the photos like a double page spread, the story section is on the left page and the picture to color on the right.
I'll reiterate, the drawings are gorgeous! But, had I been aware that there were not 32 colorable pages of pictures, I most likely would have passed this book up. I purchased this coloring book because I love bunnies. (My parents read to me nightly, would purchase books before toys, and I could read at 3 years old, however, Ms. Potter's stories were never something that we/I read). Perhaps, had I childhood memories of reading this story, I might feel a bit differently. Though I still don't think I'd have purchased it even then, were I aware of the drawing count! Ah, well, hopefully my review will help someone else to avoid having the same issue.
- Hardcover: 74 pages
- Publisher: Applesauce Press (1 November 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1604333766
- ISBN-13: 978-1604333763
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 1.5 x 26.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 748 g
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