De-stress and unwind with hand-drawn mandalas. "Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book" has original designs created from animals and plants. Color 24 pictures and 24 ornaments. Let your imagination soar! Drawings range from simple to detailed. Designs include: Unicorn, Dolphin, Butterfly, Dragon, Octopus, Seal, Turtle, Swan, Tree, Fairy, Whale, more. Learn to fold and cut out lacy paper snowflakes to hang as unique decorations. This coloring/activities book was inspired by the award-winning "Dragon Dreamer" series by J.S. Burke: Science Fantasy Adventure with dragons and an undersea world.
J. S. Burke has worked as an author, artist, and marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. Her stories blend imagination with real science and author experiences. The DRAGON DREAMER series grew from years at sea, a fascination with clever, alien octopuses, and a love of dragons: Science Fantasy for young adults 9 to 99.
*DRAGON THUNDER won NABE Pinnacle Best Science Fantasy. *DRAGON LIGHTNING won NABE Pinnacle Best Science Fantasy and IAN Best Science Fiction. It's also an IAN Finalist for Best Fantasy and Best Young Adult book. *THE DRAGON DREAMER won IAN Best First Novel. It's also an IAN Finalist for Best Science Fiction and Best Fantasy.
*FANTASY SNOWFLAKES COLORING BOOKS I and II have wildlife mandalas made from Narwhals, Dragons, Dolphins, Mermaids, more.
*WINTER'S CHILD is an original, illustrated, upbeat fairytale.
*Favorite books include Lord of the Rings, Dune, Watership Down, The Crystal Cave, Silent Spring, and many more!
I like the uniqueness of snowflakes drawn with patterns from animals and plants. Snowflake designs include Unicorn, Dolphin, Butterfly, Whale, Dragon, Octopus, Shark, Seahorse, Seal, Turtle, Swordfish, Tree-of-Life, Deer, Heron, Fairy, Dragonfly, Lobster, and more. The inner margin is wide enough for easy coloring. These drawings connect to the Dragon Dreamer books.
Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book is a true treasure. A beautiful and very creative book full of intricate and magical, fantasy snowflakes that combine sea-creatures and fairies. It is truly A therapeutic book with the images all including descriptions written below them. They are the perfect companion to The Dragon Dreamer Series. The author is remarkably talented and I love her books! Very Highly Recommended for everyone of all ages .
What a beautiful and very creative book full of wonderful fantasy snowflakes combining sea-creatures and fantasy images. A truly therapeutic book with the images all including descriptions written below.
The author is remarkably talented and I love that they are connected to the beautiful stories from 'The Dragon Dreamer Series'
What a lovely and relaxing coloring book for children and adults alike. Each unique snowflake design is gorgeous. My favorites would have to Dragonfly Dreams and Stag Storms. A creative and beautiful coloring book!
This is a beautiful addition to the Dragon series by author JS Burke. Designed and drawn by Burke these snowflakes take one deeper into the her world, a world populated by dragons and octopuses. In Burkes world dragons play with fire and octopuses tend gardens, such a juxtaposition but one that works so well. These snowflakes depict all sorts of creatures of the land and sea and are truly a joy to colour. I'm going to spend at least two days after New Year using my new Sparkle pens and probably use them as toppers on card with appropriate acknowledgement to the artist/author. They are such fun and I truly hope that she produces a follow up book with the lighting swords talked about and described in the second of her books. Thank you J.S Burke for being such a wonderful author and an artist of exceptional ability and talent. I await, with baited breath, the next installment of either books or colouring books.
You don't have to be a fan of the Dragon Dreamer series (although I am) to appreciate the intricate designs in this beautifully designed coloring book. You can spend blissful hours coloring these kaleidoscopic designs that include sea creatures, fantasy creatures, and more. I spent a whole afternoon completely lost in the process -- a great way to power down when you need a moment to de-stress. I was delighted to see the designs offered in ornament form, too, perfect for the upcoming holidays and a great way to entertain my young nieces and nephews!
The designs in this book are beautiful! As a few other people have said, the mandalas that are Christmas-ornament sized will be challenging to color, but I have some very fine point markers that I think will do the trick nicely. Coloring has always been one of my passions. I remember sitting in my bedroom on rainy days when I was six, coloring for hours while I listened to classic fairy tales on my record player - it always turned a rainy, miserable day into one full of joy and the pride of accomplishment! This coloring book helps me recapture some of those happier childhood feelings.
This book has really beautiful designs that I can’t wait to get started on. I love the smaller ones at the back which you can cut out and make into a decoration in whatever way you want. I’m imagining the possibilities! I also like that it has instructions on how to make six-sided paper snowflakes. I only know how to make eight-sided ones, so this is really helpful. Lots of activities in one book.
I've had this book for well over a year, I just haven't taken the time to use it. Now that I have I love it. The designs are fun and diverse, but the details are manageable, not overwelming. One of my new favorite things to do is color this book and listen to audio books.
This book is so delightful. The designs are intricate but don't have itty bitty areas that are too hard to color and just cause stress. Perfect for anyone who loves to daydream while coloring. So relaxing. My daughter's favorite is the dolphin design. She said she was pretending to be a mermaid swimming with the dolphins while coloring.
I found that I am absolutely enjoying starting my first picture out of J.S. 's coloring book! The hand drawn snowflakes look relatively simple at first glance then you start to see they are actually up unicorns, octopi, heron, fairies ect. I love that she told us about the science of how snowflakes are made and what type of snow it takes to make kind. I'm doing the Mangrove picture using coloring pencils for my very first time! I'm a marker fanatic lol. I highly recommend this for anyone that loves snowflakes or mandalas! I look to buying more of her coloring books
The temperatures were falling, and as I looked outside I noticed snow falling outside my window. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the myriad of tasks awaiting me during the holiday season as I searched online, I noticed a coloring book about crayons. I thought that might be useful therapy as I relaxed in the evenings, so I ordered it.
I was pleasantly surprised that the book contained more than pictures of snowflakes to color. These illustrations were mandalas, which are Hindu or Buddhist symbols of the universe. Burke also includes diagrams and simple scientific explanations of the types and conditions of snowflake formations. Then she links them to her science/fantasy series about dragons.
The twenty-four snowflake patterns are a full page in the beginning of the book but are repeated in a smaller size so that they may be colored and used as Christmas tree ornaments. Finally, there are directions for creating unique snowflakes to cut out and use for decorations at home or in a classroom.
If you are looking for a relaxing, creative and informative craft book, I would highly recommend this one.
J.S. Burke's Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book is a unique and beautiful coloring/activity workbook. It contains snowflake designs inspired by the meditative practice of mandala drawing and by the events and characters from the author/artist's science fantasy children's Dragon Dreamer series. Each snowflake pattern is accompanied by facts about the animal or plant featured in the design and occasionally references quotations from the series. At the end of the book, the designs are re-featured as ornament-sized drawings, so one might color, laminate, and hang in a window or on a tree.
I love all of the designs, but my favorites are the Tree-of-life, Mangrove Roots, and the Edelweiss Fairy snowflakes. I am, however, a bit concerned about coloring in the smaller ornament versions, as one would need a very fine pointed medium with which to color in the details. But, I still love the ornament concept, even if I wish they were slightly bigger.
I would recommend this to any child or adult who loves to color and loves craft making. It may even inspire you to learn more about The Dragon Dreamer books.
I am excited to have received my “Fantasy Snowflake Coloring Books”, having ordered one for myself and several for gifts! I am having so much fun deciding on colors and decorating these amazing snowflake designs. There are even Ornament sized pictures to color. I know that my nieces and nephews will love them. J.S. Burke has an amazing gift in creating these designs. Many are based on her Dragon Dreamer Book Series. All of her books seem designed to stretch children’s imagination and knowledge
J.S. has created a beautiful coloring book filled with different types of snowflakes and each has own story to tell.
At the beginning was hard because I was trying to focus on where the unicorn legs went. I used the cover as guidance which helped understand this particular snowflake. All of the snowflakes are different and the book comes at a great price. A fantastic Christmas gift. ^_^ I enjoyed coloring and will enjoy coloring the rest of them. I look forward to coloring the dragon one. You guys know I love dragons.
For 16+ because one needs to have precision with coloring these awesome snowflakes.
I am not really into the new thing of coloring books but my grands enjoyed the book so much I had to check it out. It's AWESOMESAUCE. Tons of connections to the books and characters so it extends the enjoyment even further. Beautiful pictures chosen by the artist allowing you to open your mind to a whole new world
I love this coloring book. Most detailed coloring book some of the coloring pages details are hard to see with a person who has vision problems. Not with this one the snowflakes are large and easy to see however the ornaments are a bit small. I enjoyed this coloring book alot.
I love that it's single sided so no having to decide which of the gorgeous designs you want to colour! Also includes interesting information about each mandala (snowflake) and instructions for making paper snowflakes.
The artwork is so imaginative. There are so many snowflake patterns using real and mythical creatures. Near the end of the book, there are patterns for ornaments. At the end of the book, there is information on how to cut paper snowflakes.