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My daughter loves anything arty and crafty and has just recently been very interested in colouring in as she's getting quite good at colouring different segments separately instead of just scribbling all over the pages. My local Poundland has a huge variety of craft supplies including this Dora colouring book.
The Dora the Explorer colouring book is available to buy from Poundland at, you guessed it, £1. I've noticed someone selling it on Amazon too for £1.99.
This colouring book is different to other colouring books we have as it is a glow in the dark colouring book. This just means that instead of the normal black outlines on the pictures, they are lines that glow in the dark so are of a pinky colour in normal daylight. The book contains 12 different pictures to colour in and each picture is placed on one side of an A4 size piece of white paper. Each picture contains Dora the Explorer and other characters from the television program.
The outline to the pictures, although glow in the dark, are easy to see in normal daylight. My daughter doesn't colour in the dark, I don't know why children would?! She finds it easy to see the outline and colour it in well. Although there are only 12 pages, my daughter still hasn't finished colouring in all of the pictures despite having this book for a while now as it isn't one of her favourites, I think this is down to the colour of the outlines.
As far as the quality of the paper goes, it definitely isn't the best we've come across. That being said, at only £1 for a character colouring book the quality isn't as bad as you would think either. My daughter has used felt tips, pencils and crayons in this book and not once has the paper ripped anywhere. It is white in colour and, surprisingly, looks white instead of that offish white colour you find with some.
For the price, I can't really moan about this colouring book. The lines being glow in the dark is a novelty but not a useful one as I don't see why kids would want to colour in the dark. My daughter finds it difficult to use the lines as they aren't very bold but she does still colour in this book without complaining!