Genre: Children’s Watercolor Book
This watercolor book is unique in that the paint is included on the inside cover. Both the front and back sides of the cover flip out for four pages worth of paint. It is also biblically centered with excellent pictures of some of the more popular scenes in Scripture.
As the picture demonstrates, my son loved painting with this book! The built-in paints made the experience much more fun for him.
Also, the pages are perforated so they can easily rip out, making the book easy to share between lots of kids.
One downside is that it is more difficult to get strong colors with the built-in paint because it is in such small amounts and requires very little water. My three year old’s painting turned out a bit diluted, so there was almost no differentiation between the very light colors. He does not have the same problem when using the normal watercolor paint containers. An older, more experienced painter will have an easier time–I was able to get the darker color myself when demonstrating it for my son–but this is something to keep in mind.
Also, the paint is included, but not the brush. We have plenty of art supplies around, so this was not a big deal for us, but might be something to consider if purchasing it for someone as a gift.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications.