Synopses & Reviews
Coming in March 2015, Johanna Basford's stunning follow-up Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Coloring Book
. Pre-order now!
Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland.
This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life through coloring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you.
Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.
"...a coloring book even adults will want to use." - MarthaStewart.com
"...this book has multigenerational appeal. It's not just a coloring book, by any means. Some pages have space where the garden is incomplete so kids (and adults) can create a little flora and fauna of their own." - CoolMomPicks.com
"...the prettiest coloring book of the season." - GirlsLife.com
"...a sublime labyrinth of gorgeously detailed coloring pages, and yet it's so much more." - TakesAVillage.net
Good news for all SECRET GARDEN fans All editions of SECRET GARDEN now feature thicker and heavier paper stock, fighting bleed-through from ink pens.
Experience the phenomenon that has sold 11 million copies worldwide and launched the coloring craze for adults.
This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations all waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book's cover and jacket are also colorable.
Appealing to all ages, SECRET GARDEN is the original and first book by Johanna Basford."
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book
by Johanna Basford is one of the world's bestselling adult colouring books with 96 colouring pages waiting to be brought to life with colour.
This interactive colouring book takes you on a ramble through a garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations by Johanna Basford.
There are pictures to colour, mazes to solve, patterns to complete and lots of space for you to add your own inky drawings. Use felt tip pens to add a splash of colour or a black pen with a fine nib to create your own doodles and details.
Johanna Basford has sold over 21 million books worldwide. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book was her first book. It has been translated into over 44 languages.
'Colouring in isn't just for kids. These intricate, magical drawings from Secret Garden by Johanna Basford are just waiting to be brought to life.' The Guardian
'Joanna Basford's Secret Garden is an 'inky treasure hunt and colouring book' filled with intricate drawings waiting to be brought to life. It's the colouring-in book you wish you had the hand-eye coordination to do, aged two.' The Independent
'Prepare yourself to get lost in a magical world with this interactive activity book that takes you through a secret garden of incredible drawings by Johanna Basford.' Buzzfeed
'Coloring books for adults have been around for decades, but Basford's success...has helped to create a massive new industry category.' The New Yorker
Also available by Johanna Basford from Laurence King Publishing:
Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book (9781780674872)
Secret Garden: Journal (9781856699853)
Secret Garden:12 Notecards (9781856699471)
Enchanted Forest: Artist's Edition (9781780677842)
Enchanted Forest: Journal (9781780679181)
Enchanted Forest: 12 Notecards (9781780677835)
The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book from Laurence King Publishing on Vimeo.
About the Author
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who creates intricate and hand-drawn illustrations rooted in the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in rural Scotland.