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Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book

Johanna Basford
#UG5182     $15.95

A rare breed of coloring book, Secret Garden is beautiful, inspiring, and clever. The intricately detailed black-and-white ink illustrations of garden-themed idylls are a joy to color in and add doodles to. Plus, shrouded among the blossoms and such are dozens of hidden little creatures and treasures, from caterpillars and songbirds to keys and a message in a bottle (maps of the pictures in the back of the book reveal all the hiding places). The book's creator suggests using pens to add your creative splash, but we (nonconformists that we are) love these eight high-quality, eco-friendly Woodless Colored Pencils. We're also offering a book of twenty detachable 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" postcards featuring illustrations from the book, so you can send your colored-in creations to family and friends! For all ages.

(UG5182) Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book

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4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      • Relaxation (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes (9), No (8)

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      5.0

      Amazingly Detailed and Lovely!

      By Claire

      from Salisbury, MD

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

            I bought this for my Mom, who loves gardening but who has a dismal early January birthday. I hoped this would spark some spring garden fever as well as be something joyful and meditative to do on long winter days. Boy, is it ever! The illustrations are endlessly fascinating, and there's plenty of opportunity for you to add your own doodles to the pages...this is SO not just a coloring book. My only regret is that I didn't get an extra copy for myself.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Beautiful Coloring Book is Art Therapy

            By Bowie Girl

            from Saratoga Springs, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Illustrations

            Cons

            • Too Delicate For Crayons

            Best Uses

            • Relaxation

            Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

            It's fun for adults to color!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Gorgeous!

            By DKmomof2

            from Georgia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • BEAUTIFUL
            • Great gift idea

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                Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                This is a beautiful "coloring" book for anyone who loves gardening, flowers, and whimsy!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful and fascinating

                By 0

                from Pioneer Valley

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Complex
                • Fascinating
                • Visually pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Inspiration
                  • Relaxation

                  Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                  I bought this for my granddaughters as part of a huge package of books. The girls range in age from 3 to 13 and have a wide variety of interests. I liked this so much that I am going to buy one for me.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  For Busy Bees

                  By Aimee Lamb, author

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Say It With Flowers

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • For Budding Artists

                  Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                  Great to keep little ones busy during the holidays or when 'there's nothing to do'!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  the best coloring book for adults ever !

                  By in gails garden

                  from winnetka, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Paper To Work On
                  • Sweet pictures
                  • You Can Color Alot Or A L

                  Cons

                  • No cons at all

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                    I gave this book as a gift to my sister, she always likes to color to relax in the evening. I want one for myself too. All of the illustrations are perfect,
                    The paper is great to work on,and to just look at and find the hidden objects. I have never been disappointed to get anything from Bas Bleu
                    What a wonderful company.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    phenomenal fun

                    By Avid Reader

                    from Baraboo, WI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great quality

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                        Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                        Great alternative to puzzles. My retired friends are very interested.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Intricate drawings are wonderful!

                        By No nicknames, please

                        from Cincinnati, Ohio

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Arrived quickly
                        • Durable Paper And Binding
                        • Nice For Adults Too

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Quietrestful Activity

                          Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                          Arrived quickly and packaged well.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Captivating for all ages!

                          By Susana

                          from West of Boston

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                                Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                                This book is so enchanting I had to order one for myself! A peaceful & inspiring volume just waiting for one's colorful inputs!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                 
                                4.0

                                Secret Garden

                                By Joan the talker

                                from Naples, FL

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                                      Comments about Bas Bleu Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book:

                                      wonderful pastime for retired adults

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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