A Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring BookEnter the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tales of fantasy. Illustrator Mauro Mazzara brings the creatures and scenes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to life in two coloring books suitable for all ages.

StatsA Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring Book
Illustrators: Mauro Mazzara and Andrea Piparo
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press; Clr Csm Edition (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626867771
ISBN-13: 978-1626867772
Tolkien's World: A Fantasy Coloring Book
StatsTolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book
Author: Allan Curless
Illustrator: Mauro Mazzara
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press; Clr Csm edition (April 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626867739
ISBN-13: 978-1626867734

Summary

Although the detail of these coloring books are in alignment with the adult coloring book craze, the illustrations of Smaug the dragon, Balrogs, Hobbits, and Elves are suitable for all ages. A Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring Book focuses on the creatures of Middle Earth, where as Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book brings to life the characters and scenes of the famous tales.

What Worked for Me

The artwork is beautiful … so much you almost don’t want to color them! The paper is high-quality, so you could pull our your masterpieces and frame them, if that is your desire.

Sample pages from Tolkien's World: A Fantasy Coloring Book

Sample pages from Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book

What Didn’t Work for Me

One thing I’ve liked about other adult coloring books is that the pages are perforated, make it easy to remove pages to color, and display it when I’m done. These books are not perforated, so you’ll either have to carefully cut the pages out or risk ripping them.

Sample pages from "A Bestiary of Tolkien: Coloring Book"

Sample pages from “A Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring Book”

Conclusion

If you or someone on your holiday list is a Tolkien fan, this could make a really fun and creative gift. Whether or not the receiver of these books likes to color, they will enjoy perusing the black and white art anyway.

Score: 4 Palm Trees Out of 5 Possible

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NOTE: Although I received this book free to review, that did not affect my opinion of the book. Read past reviews of books I’ve received for free and you’ll know I don’t hold my punches.

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