Adult coloring books are one of the most popular things going right now. We are reminded of our carefree days coloring as youths, but now we are allowed to use the permanent markers! But for people who have a darker side, there are also *Adult* Coloring books. Mister Sam Shearon will delight the darker set with his Creepy Christmas coloring book. It is full of the ‘true’ stories of all the wonderful things you remember at Christmas time. With a delightfully morbid spin of course. Things like Rabid Rudolph and the more main stream Krampus. Each page is done on a thick paper that won’t bleed through and is heralded by the story behind the tradition. The paper is suitable for any mediums, and having the poem page as a buffer between each picture is very helpful just in case.
The happiest time of the year is also the creepiest. Winter has a darker and richer lore than Halloween, and for centuries people have feared creatures from ancient legends born of this time of year. Tales such as giant hairy monsters who live in the mountains and will snatch you up and eat you were used to ensure children didn’t wander off in the snow and become lost. These were indeed just stories . . . or were they…?
This festive feast of fear contains 40 originally hand drawn and inked illustrations from a variety of traditional beliefs and legends from around the world. Bringing together British, North American, Nordic, Icelandic, and Germanic folklore, Mister Sam Shearon’s Creepy Christmas includes characters such as Krampus, Santa Claws, Rabid Rudolph, the Grimace Tree, the Wendigo, Snow Bear, Yule Cat, the Abominable Snowman, and many more, ready for you to bring to colorful life with fearsome festive cheer. And that’s not all. Each page is accompanied with a poem—a guide to these creepy creatures from the season of ice and snow!
It is a delight to color each richly detailed page, and marvel at the darker side of the Happiest Time of the Year. While I don’t recommend giving this to small children, maybe a page or two would startle a child back to the Good List! I know my husband, who loves the darker side, is enjoying this book. I can hear him cackle with glee as he reads the poems included. You won’t be running out of Good Cheer for a long time when you start this book!
It is a great gift for people who love folk lore, or for any coloring book enthusiast!
I received this book in return for my honest review.