05 January 2016

Review: Anti-Stress Dot-to-Dot - Beautiful, Calming Pictures to Complete Yourself by Emily Wallis

*Copy courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia

With the ever present adult colouring in craze still in full swing with no sign of abating, I thought I'd try my hand at an adult dot-to-dot book, and Emily Wallis' Anti-Stress Dot-to-Dot was just the ticket.

I was genuinely surprised to discover just how calming this exercise is, and believe it or not, the first dot-to-dot took me three sittings to complete! 

Creating this majestic tree (pictured below) line by line was a relaxing and peaceful way to pass the time at the end of a busy day. It also forced me into 100% mindfulness, because all I could think of was the next numbered dot I needed to draw my way towards.

The designs are printed single-sided on high quality paper, meaning your pen won't bleed through the paper and every page contains its own artwork. It looks like pages can be removed if you wish, however I love this book too much to rip out any pages. A little old fashioned I know.

Do yourself (or a loved one) a favour, and get yourself a copy of Anti-Stress Dot-to-Dot by Emily Wallis; it's so much fun and perfect for adults of all ages.

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!
My first dot-to-dot in decades
from Anti-Stress Dot-to-Dot by Emily Wallis

Would you like to comment?

  1. I loved dot-to-dots (the more difficult, the better) as a kid. When a friend told me that there are now ones like these, for adults, I made sure to check out the craft store at the mall last weekend. Alas, no dot-to-dots, no coloured pencils . . . all colouring and related items-supply ravaged by post-Christmas shoppers. I'll have to check next month again.

    I'm so glad to see you enjoyed your book - your tree is amazing!

  2. I really hope you can get your hands on one Debbie. You can always check out the range of Thomas Pavitte on Boomerang Books, I'd love to do one of those: http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/author/Thomas-Pavitte

    Let me know how you get on :-)


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