Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Coloring Book Week: Fairy Tale Colouring Book by Tomoko Tashiro

Fairy Tale Colouring Book (Japanese Edition) by Tomoko Tashiro was released in the US last year. I have several images of spread from this book. Just click on an image to see it larger.

Another boon of this new fairy tale coloring book trend is that some less popular tales are being illustrated for the coloring books. I always have a little frisson of excitement when I discover illustrations for lesser known tales, knowing that it's another opportunity for viewers to learn more about the stories. And for me it is always fun to see how an artist has interpreted a tale that has become so familiar to me.

Book description:

Color your own fairy tales! Japanese illustrator Tomoko Tashiro, who also works for package designs of Shiseido cosmetics, presents exquisite artworks for coloring from various fairy tales such as 'Cinderella,' 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Hansel & Gretel.' Not only scenes from such famous stories are included for coloring, but also beautiful patterns and motifs. This is an ideal gift book for children as well as adults who used to love reading fairy tales.


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely one for the wish list! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Such a fun theme week! This book is my favorite

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  5. Are the stories telled in the coloring book as well, or is it only illustrations?