Return to simple pleasures and simpler times.
Enter the pages of this coloring book for adults, and you will find a peaceful way to reflect on what makes America a truly amazing country: our values of equality, opportunity, faith,family, character, generosity, justice, and perseverance. Each coloring page features an original design from one of nine different artists, illustrating an inspirational quote from one of the Founding Fathers, an historic document, a patriotic hymn, or another of America’s heroes.
Slow down, quiet the noise, and express creativity as you color your way through history.
So grab your colored pencils or markers, find a comfortable spot to relax, and spend some time celebrating America. To help set the perfect patriotic mood, a link to the “Coloring America” playlist is included inside.
**I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
Happy Independence Day!
I was so excited to get this timely coloring book. God Bless America: A Patriotic Coloring Book is filled with images and quotes that reflect the USA and her history. The vast majority of quotes are ones that will ring as quite familiar.
When my copy came in the mail, I loved just flipping through it. The images range from fairly simple pages to more complex. Personally, I love coloring books that contain such variety–it gives me a chance to completely color a page based on how much time I have. But the first thing that struck me was the sturdiness of the pages. Each one is on pretty heavy paper with the image on one side. The backside of each coloring page lists the larger context of the quote (On the back of the picture that says “America! America! God shed His grace on thee” has the full lyrics) as well as a brief history of when the quote was said. I can’t help but think of what a wonderful educationaly coloring book this one is as well.
Because the pages were so heavy, I couldn’t wait to experiment with my normal coloring mediums: Colored Pencils, Crayola Markers, and Sharpies. The crayola pencils were just fine. They might even be slightly preferred since so many of the pictures in the book do have some small details. The Crayola Markers colored just fine, and I didn’t see any of the color bleeding through to the other side. The pages are heavy enough that they continue to lay flat and do not wrinkle up. The Sharpies however, did bleed through the back quite a bit (to the point that the gray wording on the back becomes hard to read) and just a bit onto the next page. But I slipped a scrap paper behind and continued to color. But the pages are also perforated, so it would be easy to just pull one out as well.
Overall, I’m quite pleased and excited about this particular coloring book. It’s one that I would highly reccommend.