absurd-activityThe Absurd Coloring Activity Book for Adults: Maniacal Confessions of J.A. Early Riser & T.J. Crayons
Publisher: self-published through CreateSpace
Copyright: 2015
Number of designs: 43
ISBN-10: 1514647338
ISBN-13: 978-1514647332

I can’t think of a better intro to this coloring activity book than an excerpt from one of the very first pages.

4:45 a.m. – MORNING. It’s not unlike a tornado, crashing down, unfiltered and reckless. Nagging, blaring, tugging, and yanking me from the pillowy comfort of my banana-soft bedding. Morning. And it comes… Every. Stinking. Day. She’s relentless like that, you know? I know you know. We’ve all experienced her wrath. We’ve all pleaded, fought, screamed, even begged her highness to take a hike. To pack up her nasty sun sprinkles peeking through the cracks in the blinds, shining remnants of yesterday’s happiness into our blackened, morning-hating souls. But she never leaves, no. Morning. She’s a right jerk, that one.

The entire book is peppered with equally humorous “maniacal confessions.” Great reading for days when you need a little laughter. The coloring designs are equally humorous. Grumpy gnomes, feral faeries, toilet trolls and the sock-ness monster peer out of the pages, waiting for you to give them life with color. For days when you aren’t feeling as absurd, there are some abstract designs as well.

The activities in the book include word searches, word scrambles, connect the dots, and even a feral faerie cutout doll with tabbed clothing to dress her up.

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Review Breakdown

  • Complexity: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Book Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Design Borders: printing is done like pages glued or taped onto black construction paper, so all pages have black “borders” of varying thickness. Some of the borders have additional designs in the “frame”
  • Design Lines: handrawn, thickness varies
  • Paper: average
  • Printing: some single-sided, some double-sided
  • Binding: glue-bound

absurd-activity-backWhile the book is marketed for the adult coloring audience, I think older kids would also enjoy this book. The absurdness will appeal to all ages, and the designs would appeal to children who have somewhat unusual imaginations. Everyone needs a little absurdity in their lives!

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