Rating: 4 1/2 stars (Spotlight Review)
Hunter and Jensen’s simply genius approach to an adult coloring book that encompasses life’s quirkiness and realities had me laughing from the first page. Their “Hipster or Homeless/Hedgefund/Hooker/ Hijacker” challenges were fantastic and literally made me stop what I was doing to dig out my art supplies.
After I finished exposing the poseur, I had a few more hours of fun figuring out what to name my 11 cats and contemplate three things I would tell myself in the event I go back to the past—invest in Yahoo and Google, respect my self-imposed marriage restriction until age 25, and perhaps rethink the whole majoring in Sociology thing.
Coloring for Grown-Ups also provides the opportunity to create your own drug, complete with debilitating side effects, color your own subway car to identify the odorous liquid oozing across the floor just underneath the prone hoody-clad man who may or not be dead; and, you’ll even get to solve the mystery of “who farted”. T he crime scene: a packed elevator. The clue: the perpetrator is wearing red.
In addition to coloring, there are also maze challenges, word finds and thought-provoking connect-the-dots that reveal a potential item that might be key for your retirement, and a life-size image of what a woman needs to succeed in business.
Thanks to Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen there is finally a coloring book that encompasses all that it means to be an adult, while providing hours of fun and entertainment as you wait for your meds to kick in.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Plume (October 30, 2012)