Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cooking with Cats Coloring Book - Review/Giveaway

Did your human love coloring as a child? Does your human love cats? Does your human love to eat? Does your human need to find something to do to help relax her and take her mind off of the everyday stresses of life?  If your human can answer yes to these questions, perhaps she could find a "new" hobby with coloring books designed for adults.
Brulee with the Cooking with Cats Coloring Book





Mom Paula recently retired and besides cleaning up the house and keeping our blog up-to-date, she finds she needs something to do to relax her. We've heard about adult coloring books and were excited to receive this new coloring book from Jess Erskine. Cooking with Cats: A curious Combo of Cats, Cupcakes & Colors was sent us for our review. Since this is an item for humans, we're going to turn our review over to Mom Paula.


Graphics from Jess Erskine and Rolling Donut Press

Cooking with Cats is a unique and fun addition to the current coloring book market. This entertaining collection by artist Jess Erskine presents 25 original illustrations of cats cooking, playing, sleeping, and relaxing in the kitchen. The designs are a mixture of detail and simplicity to keep both experienced and new colorists happy and relaxed.
Brulee thinks this graphic resembles her Persian frown but isn't quite sure about being in a hamburger

All 25 illustrations are original, high-resolution images (NOT clip art or re-prints) with smooth, clean, crisp lines. Cooking with Cats is printed at the same facilities that print the best-selling coloring books on Amazon, using quality 60# paper, which is perfect for colored pencils and pens. To prevent any bleed-through, all images are printed on one side of the paper only, which also means they are easy to clip and frame.
Truffle supervising Mom Paula coloring

I am not very patient when it comes to crafts as I've gotten older. My sister gave me an adult coloring book for my birthday and I haven't colored anything yet. However, when I received this coloring book, the images were so cute and not as detailed as some of the adult coloring books, so I found myself relaxing as I began expanding my creativity by coloring again. I love the whimsical images with some of my favorite foods. This coloring book would also make a wonderful gift for your favorite child.
Truffle presents the back cover of the coloring book


The Cooking with Cats Coloring Book is available on Amazon for $7.95. Jess Erskine had made a couple of sample images available for you to download.  This is an inexpensive and fun way to relax and be creative.


Giveaway

Graphic courtesy Jess Erskine and Rolling Donut Press

Jess Erskine has agreed to let us host a giveaway where three (3) of our readers can win a Cooking with Cats Coloring Book of their own. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada who are 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. The giveaway will run from August 30 - September 5, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. Three winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other optional entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book!  Good luck!


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54 comments:

  1. What a lovely book ! Good luck to our US and Canadian friends ! Purrs

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  2. Such a cute coloring book! Not as cute as the girl's modeling it though. :)

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    1. And our favorite hobby is sleeping of course!

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  3. My favorite hobby that relaxes me is dancing :-) Entered the giveway and now paws crossed that I get a coloring book to destress me further!

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  4. My favorite thing to do to relax is to read. I read every night before I sleep to help calm my mind. I love to color, too. I'm happy to hear this book isn't as detailed as some of the others - too many details are difficult for me to see well enough to color.

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  5. The mom hasn't gotten into the coloring craze yet, but this sounds like a fun and relaxing thing to do.

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  6. Adult coloring books are such a big craze, I see them everywhere! Why should kids have all the fun, right? I like the theme of this one, the pictures are adorable.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  7. Does napping count? Because that's my favorite hobby lol :D

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  8. Lol, cooking with cats sounds exactly like the coloring book describes! 😂 Too fun!

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  9. What a cute idea for a coloring book! Our mom could really use this to relax.

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  10. I like that this book is not as detailed, I am not that great at coloring :) I usually crochet to relax.

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  11. I want that book!! I used to love colouring as a kid and I was very good at it too - always stayed within the lines. I do love to eat (not cook!) and I love cats. A few years ago my niece bought me a mindfulness colouring book and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed forcing myself to focus on the task at hand. Ask me when the last time I used it was!! Now that you reminded me I think I'll take it out again. I need something to get me off this computer.

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  12. Listening to music is my favortie relaxing hobby

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  13. That's so cute! Wouldn't it be cool if they could figure out a way to let the cats do the coloring!?

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  14. I have seen these colouring books in store and thought how cool is this! Honestly, I would find it so relaxing to sit down and colour in these books. I entered your giveaway, so happy it's open to Canadians!

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  15. Several months back, my husband and I tried our hand at the adult coloring craze. We found it relaxing and even bought bigger packs of coloring pencils to accommodate our desire for lots of colors. My favorite pages to color are cats!

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  16. Dat's really cool. Our favorite hobby is sleepin'. Bit mommy's is purrobably playin' da piano and singin'. Altho' she does really luv drawin', paintin' and colorin' too. big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  17. Coloring is one of the best hobbies i have that it just calms and relaxes me. Time just flies by!

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  18. How cute! The head peep hasn't been able to get into the coloring craze, but the theme of this book is just adorable!

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  19. What a cool coloring book! Mom could sure use something like that to help her relax!

    The Florida Furkids

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  20. This sounds like so much fun! Mom hates cooking but would love to color so this is right up her alley! Dolly and Sandra

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  21. The illustrations are great! I like to watch TV to relax, but I usually fall asleep before the show is over.

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  22. TW relaxes by taking walks and food shopping. She can do them both together and get out of the house and away from the computer.

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  23. I saw this one. What a lot of fun and it did make us laugh!

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  24. Boy, I have got to hand it to Jess Erskin - coloring books are really big with adults (for a number of good reasons, mostly to help us exercise our brains differently) and the concept of cooking with cats is an awesome idea. Not only that, it's wonderfully executed in her designs! Great review Paula and so nice to hear from you :) (oh my the kitties look so gorgeous - as always)!!

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  25. OMG I love it, I really need to invest in a coloring in book for myself one of these days.

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  26. A coloring book of cats is a great thing fer a little girl Bein...

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  27. What an adorable coloring book! And I love your review. I agree about some adult coloring books. I've tried a few designs and sometimes I get frustrated by the intricate patterns and wonder how I'm helping myself. LOL! And then I'll try to pull the finished page out just to be frustrated again, so it's nice that these pages are easy to clip out.

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  28. I have two favorite hobbies: cooking and playing with my stamp collection. I also enjoy coloring when I have time, and this book looks like so much fun! Some of the more intricate designs in other books become frustrating because they just take so long to complete.

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  29. Mom Peggy has some adult coloring books but they are too detailed. We think this one would be great as it's simpler and would relax her. Too much detail stresses her! MOL

    This is one of the cutest reviews you have done! Great job!

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  30. Those illustrations look beautiful. I wish I was a kid. Maybe I'll just grab it anyway :-)

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  31. That's very cool and creative too!

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  32. I saw this on Facebook and would absolutely LOVE to win it for my daughter (actually for me. LOL)

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  33. We aren't entering because we reviewed it back in July (and had a give-away) but we wanted to vouch for how totally ADORABLE it is! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  34. That coloring book looks pretty cute! Mom loves to color, but she hasn't yet bought a color booking for herself even though she keeps finding ones she'd like to have. She has bought them for her friend and her goddaughters. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  35. I enjoy reading... if it's a good book, I'm definitely relaxed. But I also do love coloring. I got into it again a few years back.

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  36. What a super cute coloring book! I've gotten into adult coloring in the past but haven't had time for it as of late. It is a relaxing and fun activity. I need to pick it back up!

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  37. "What is your favorite hobby that helps relax you?" Does watching DVDs of excellent TV shows count as a hobby?

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  38. My fave hobby is coloring and collecting shot glasses. I have over 100 of them from different states,cities and other countries. Thank you for the chance ☺
    sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

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  39. My favorite hobby is reading and sketching/coloring

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  40. My favorite hobbies are reading, crocheting and painting.

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  41. Watching tv is my favortie relaxing hobby

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  42. My hobby is relaxing and watching tv

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  43. I relax by watching Tv or by doing crafts.

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  44. Watching netflix while contests on facebook....

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  45. I relax while drinking hot tea or coffee, and petting my cat

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  46. Take my Girlfriend for a drive in my classic Mercedes Roadster.

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