If you haven’t experienced coloring in a Good Wives and Warriors coloring book yet, you are in for a treat. The first one of their books I chose was the Escape to Wonderland, my first Alice in Wonderland coloring book as well. The illustrations are completely unique with a fun twist on your favorite fairy tales and other whimsical notions.
London based Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell, have been working collaboratively as Good Wives and Warriors since 2007, soon after graduating from the Painting Department at The Glasgow School of Art. To date, they have produced 6 coloring books for adults along with a coffee table book of black and white illustrations that does invite you to explore and color it as well.
Their latest book is said to be the longest coloring book in the world.
Come on a new magical colouring adventure, from your home right the way to the ends of the earth. You’ll find a world of dragons, witches, lagoons, mountains, and deserts, inspired by folk tales and landscapes from around the globe. The coloring book folds horizontally and is a 17-foot long adventure!
I’ve yet to see this book so if you have it, please post pictures and tag us on social media. I’d love to see!
Where the “Ends of the Earth” book is the longest… what I love about the quartet of Escape books is their nice compact size. They are perfect for sticking into your bag or backpack along with a roll of pencils and having a fun project always handy. The pages lay down nice and flat and since there are two artists that work on and collaborate on all their books, if you get tired of one style of illustration, just move to the other artist’s pages. These 4 books are over 90 pages of illustrations printed on both sides of the paper in a smallish square of 7.3″ x 7.3″. The paper is a little big of a cream color, similar to Johanna’s Secret Garden book. I think you’ll love all four editions.
Alice in Wonderland books are the most popular fairy tale coloring on the site. Personally, I think the story is creepy and a bit too dark but apparently, I’m the only non-fan. I do however absolutely LOVE the GGAW Escape to Wonderland Coloring book. You’ll be able to fall down the rabbit hole with Alice and color in the magical world filled with the rabbit, the cat and other familiar characters.
They also have a book that is secretly illustrated by them but often isn’t listed but it’s got fabulous whimsical botanical images.