One of the hardest things for tweens is trying to find something to interest them that is age appropriate. Activities all seem to be either too old or too young. They don’t want to be childish and have coloring books, but they still love to color. (My Wonderful World of Fashion a book for drawing, creating and dreaming) bridges the gap and will provide weeks of fun for tweens and adults alike. Just like Lego’s and erector sets for boys, (My Wonderful World of Fashion a book for drawing, creating and dreaming) allows your child to dream and create something unique.
There is a coloring activity on each page. You will be challenged to use your imagination with guided tasks, while at the same time learning the history of fashion and trends. (My Wonderful World of Fashion a book for drawing, creating and dreaming) teaches how to put a spin on a classic and make something totally new. It teaches how to imagine a fashion display, or how something would look on a person.
An excellent activity, I highly recommend.
On the Technical Side:
Lets get down to the nitty gritty, can you really color in this thing? You totally can, and its not like a childhood coloring book either. (My Wonderful World of Fashion a book for drawing, creating and dreaming) is all heavy weight paper that can take heavy markers on without bleeding on to the next page. The book is quite large and so are the images allowing lots of wiggle room with detail.
I say try mixing mediums, the paper is so thick you could even paint on some pages. It would be really exciting to finish the entire book, and then to be able to flip through and see all the different mediums used.
- Dimensions: 11.4 in. h x 8.33 in. w x 1.1 in. d
- Weight: 1.96 ounces
- Made in CN
An interactive coloring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Wonderful World of Fashion is packed with beautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by the leading fashion-illustrator Nina Chakrabarti.
The book encourages creativity, with illustrations to color in and designs to finish off, as well as simple ideas for making and doing (how to make a sari, turn a napkin into a headscarf, dye a T-shirt, and so on). Covering clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, and other accessories, the illustrations span both vintage fashions drawing on beautiful and interesting objects from past ages and contemporary designs from the illustrator’s own imagination.
‘Did you know…?’ features that give brief historical notes encourage children to be inspired by history and by other cultures. A wonderful celebration of fashion, the book will appeal to fashion addicts from 8 years plus.
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List Price: $ 19.95
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