A World of Things to Colour

A World of Things to Colour

I think it is a fair to say that I am a rather big fan of the grown up colouring craze that seems to show no signs of abating. I was thrilled when I was recently sent two lovely colouring books, once from Buster Books and another from Tate Publishing.
The Tate publishing one is lovely and is quite different to the others I have in my collection. The book is slightly smaller than A3 size and each page takes a collection of items.

100 colouring book tate publishing

The 100 colouring Book is packed with hundreds of things to colour in, decorate etc. There are 100 buildings, 100 things to eat, 100 objects amongst many other things. All the objects are different and with a little imagination there is a lot you can do to bring them to life. I also really liked the final page – it gives you a list of things to go searching for in the book. I’m still working on finding a few of the things!

100 colouring book tate

Dominika Lipniewska and the team at Tate have produced a lovely book that I can’t wait to get stuck into properly with the children. Daniel is starting to exhibit some better pencil control so this will be a book that (as long as I don’t colour it all in myself!) we can spread out across the table and hunt for things to colour in together.

100 colouring book tate

The second book, The Map Colouring Book from Buster Books is a poster sized book and it reminds me very much of one of my fave books – Atlas of Adventures. There are plenty of pages covering the world and you can spot lots of facts as you work your way around each page.

map colouring book buster books

I love this book as it’s a great educational tool as well as being lots of fun. I loved looking at the Australia page as it reminded me of our honeymoon there many years ago and I know it will be a great one to sit down and colour in with the children as we share our pictures with them.

map colouring book

I love how bright and bold the pages are and the fact that they can be pulled out and displayed – they’d be great for any topic based learning I am sure.

I am thrilled that the team at Buster Books are offering one of my readers the chance to win their very own copy of The Map Colouring Book. To be in with a chance to win just complete the Rafflecopter entry below.

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I was sent a copy of both book mentioned in exchange for a review. All words, images and opinions are my own.




  1. Ruthie
    22nd July 2015 / 20:15

    My LO is loving exploring world geography at the moment. His uncle and cousins are moving to China soon, so would be exciting to colour that map together :0)

  2. Vicki
    22nd July 2015 / 20:34

    My kids’ cousins live in the USA so I think that’d be the country they’d colour first!

  3. lynn heath
    23rd July 2015 / 10:35

    think we would love to colour in Africa (I know its a continent) but you could use loads of bright colours!

  4. Vicki
    23rd July 2015 / 15:36

    I love the look of this, my 2 HE girls and I could spend hours on this ๐Ÿ™‚ have not worked out how to actually enter the giveaway, but think I might have to go see where I can get us a copy! Thanks for bringing to my attention.

  5. 23rd July 2015 / 16:07

    Spain because that is where my dad lives!

    23rd July 2015 / 18:05

    USA-so many states to colour

  7. olga carpenter
    23rd July 2015 / 19:38

    Germany I have relations there

  8. laura banks
    23rd July 2015 / 20:03

    usa i could make it really colourful

  9. Steve Weaver
    23rd July 2015 / 21:37

    It would have to be Iceland, because I want to surprise everyone who thinks it would be all white! Such a vibrant and colourful country, especially when it comes to the volcanoes and the northern Lights.

  10. Charlotte
    23rd July 2015 / 21:51

    Somewhere in Africa = all those beautiful colours!

  11. 23rd July 2015 / 22:23

    China- the culture and colours of the country blow me away!

  12. Kate Eccles
    23rd July 2015 / 22:28

    Germany – I spent a fantastic year there, now seems a life time ago!

  13. Lucy Carter
    24th July 2015 / 08:43

    Africa, as I’d like the children to learn about the different animals that live there

  14. Lauren Tourle
    24th July 2015 / 12:24

    Sweden !!! love it, obsessed with it there but i dont no why lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. laura stewart
    24th July 2015 / 14:07

    UK in pink!!

  16. Martina Pichova
    24th July 2015 / 16:51

    Maybe Holland – for some bright tulips and windmills…

  17. Ruth Harwood
    25th July 2015 / 10:30

    China ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s an interesting country

  18. Anna
    25th July 2015 / 12:12

    America because my older son is there at the moment and we miss him!

  19. 25th July 2015 / 14:30

    Australia, as I lived there for a year & loved it.

  20. 25th July 2015 / 15:35

    I’d love to colour China, lots of lovely colours and interesting images to colour in ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Ashleigh Allan
    25th July 2015 / 16:19

    The USA its my favourite country!

  22. Katy Malkin
    25th July 2015 / 17:14

    All over the caribbean, as it’s ur favourite place to go!

  23. Rachel Butterworth
    25th July 2015 / 18:16

    The USA because its so vast.

  24. Katie Cliff
    25th July 2015 / 18:24

    Australia, because it looks brilliant in your picture!

  25. kelly holden
    26th July 2015 / 14:32

    USA, its where I got engaged and planning my honeymoon

  26. Elizabeth Hinds
    26th July 2015 / 16:57

    I would love to colour in France as it’s my favourite place ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Lyla
    26th July 2015 / 17:54

    Brazil at carnival time – lots of vibrant colours

  28. genna st michael
    26th July 2015 / 22:07

    Probably Britain – my kids are 4 and 5 and just learning about our own country but the whole book would be informative and fun!

  29. 27th July 2015 / 08:21

    We would like to colour in the UK. Thanks for a great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚


  30. 27th July 2015 / 19:54

    I owuld most like to colour Canada because my ma and pa are holidaying there at present and the kids would love learning more about the geography of the country!

  31. 27th July 2015 / 21:10

    Australia as I’ve always wanted to go.

  32. 27th July 2015 / 21:14

    Oooh these look lovely. My little girl is only just getting the hang of crayons so I’m not sure I’d want to let her lose on it. We’d probably colour Britain first if I did and talk about where we live #readwithme

  33. 28th July 2015 / 02:10

    The USA because it is large and there are so many different states.

  34. 28th July 2015 / 13:21

    I’d like to colour the UK – with watercolours obviously …lots and lots of water!

  35. Rhi P
    30th July 2015 / 13:51

    Iceland- so many wonderful memories of the best holiday ever with my fella… Although I actually think Britain would be really fun to colour in ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. 2nd August 2015 / 14:03

    America, because I have a real soft spot for all of the places to experience

  37. Ella Dawn
    3rd August 2015 / 07:25

    Brazil colouful

  38. aj
    4th August 2015 / 18:03

    America we have just come home from a fantastic family holiday there and wanting to go back.

  39. katie skeoch
    5th August 2015 / 21:35

    Australia, it has a vast & varied landscape!

  40. carole n
    6th August 2015 / 10:36

    Maybe USA – its large and varied

  41. Julie Ward
    6th August 2015 / 20:33

    Australia. I used to have an aunt lived there and its fascinated me since

  42. Minnie15
    7th August 2015 / 17:26

    Italy – love it’s interesting shape ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  43. katie robertson
    9th August 2015 / 13:21

    Japan just fascinated by the country

  44. Rachael O'Mara
    9th August 2015 / 18:19

    Africa because its beauty is multifaceted and full of colour

  45. Elizabeth Briggs
    9th August 2015 / 21:30

    South Africa – which is where my children’s Daddy comes from x

  46. Samantha loughlin
    10th August 2015 / 12:27

    Australia one of our fondest memories

  47. olivia280177
    10th August 2015 / 16:32

    Canada because I would love to visit there

  48. Emma Fox
    10th August 2015 / 21:25

    Africa as my son loves learning about all the different animals

  49. 10th August 2015 / 22:36

    Australia, William could use so many colours to paint this vast great colourful Country

  50. Wendy Guy
    11th August 2015 / 08:17

    I would colour in England first because this is where I live and it’s amazing.

  51. 11th August 2015 / 08:18

    I would colour in Japan first because I love the scenery and culture

  52. Jade Hewlett
    11th August 2015 / 11:07

    USA because there would be lots to colour

  53. Pauline Wilson
    11th August 2015 / 11:24

    The USA as it has so many states and it’s somewhere I would love to visit in my lifetime

  54. Nicola Holland
    11th August 2015 / 12:13

    South Africa as want to colour in all the animals like l was on safari!

  55. A.E. ADKINS
    11th August 2015 / 12:26

    India – such bright colours

  56. Donna Clinton
    11th August 2015 / 13:08

    USA because it is my dream to visit there and i could dream whilst colouring in!

  57. Sarah Lewis
    11th August 2015 / 13:13

    The USA so many movie type locations

  58. Leah Jones
    11th August 2015 / 13:55

    Definately india, alls those rich bright colours to use that spring to mind when you think india!

  59. Barbara Handley
    11th August 2015 / 14:44

    Australia. I have recently found out I have cousins scattered around Australia that I did not know of so need to remind myself of the geography of that country.

  60. 11th August 2015 / 15:22

    Germany i have good friends there

  61. Claire Barker
    11th August 2015 / 16:38

    Greece because I should think that there would be a lot of interesting historical images to colour in.

  62. 11th August 2015 / 16:46

    India, I think it would be very colourful and interesting

  63. sandra ralph
    11th August 2015 / 16:49

    australia because of all the animals in the picture of it too

  64. Diana
    11th August 2015 / 18:06

    India, because it’s very colourful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Sue Dorking
    11th August 2015 / 21:09

    South America because it’s a colourful country

  66. Pam Francis Gregory
    11th August 2015 / 21:12

    Love the colours of South Africa, so would choose that

  67. 11th August 2015 / 21:22

    The USA – love it over there. This book looks fab!

  68. 11th August 2015 / 21:37

    Thailand – I’ve always wanted to go there!

  69. Lisa Wilkinson
    11th August 2015 / 21:57

    Japan in the spring as the beautiful blossom trees would really inspire me.

  70. 11th August 2015 / 22:23

    The USA because it’s my fave place to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Emma
    11th August 2015 / 22:24

    Italy. All of the colours of the vineyards and historic monuments.

  72. Sarah Parker
    11th August 2015 / 22:46

    usa – to colour the different states ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Heather Tinkler
    11th August 2015 / 22:50

    The usa, soo many states

  74. Sarah Robinson
    11th August 2015 / 23:18

    The USA because there is so many exciting states to colour. Would love to travel around USA!

  75. 12th August 2015 / 01:25

    Germany, I lived there for 5 years and miss it all the time

  76. Katie
    12th August 2015 / 03:33

    I’d like to colour in the USA

  77. 12th August 2015 / 07:56

    Couldn’t possibly pick just one, the whole globe would be best and seeing the end result!

  78. 12th August 2015 / 08:05

    I’d like to colour the USA, starting with all the places my Mum lived, and that we’ve visited as a family.

  79. pamela gossage
    12th August 2015 / 08:30

    England, because I would start with the places I have visited

  80. Megan Kinsey
    12th August 2015 / 08:37

    I’d love to colour in India, taking inspiration from the colourful markets and saris!

  81. emma kinsey
    12th August 2015 / 08:46

    africa as our family is from tunisia

  82. Jessica Woods
    12th August 2015 / 15:28

    Africa love the bright colours I could use x

  83. Jayne T
    12th August 2015 / 18:03

    New Zealand, because I’ve always wanted to go there.

  84. Chris Fletcher
    12th August 2015 / 20:08

    It would have to be India – So big and so full of colour!

  85. Natalie Gillham
    12th August 2015 / 20:08

    Italy as I love that it’s the shape of a boot and i have italian cousins there who i haven’t been able to visit in far too long x

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