Friday, November 10, 2017

Laurence King Publishing Review and Giveaway

It's early November, but it's not too early to start thinking about holiday shopping. I know I've already started to pick up gifts for everyone on my list. If you've got a book lover in your life, Laurence King Publishing is your one-stop shop!

*Disclaimer: These books were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.


Laurence King has a huge line of products, from coffee table design books to games for kids and adults. They also have an expansive collection of adult coloring books, like Johanna Basford's Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest.

I love adult coloring books and I'm so glad they've become so popular. Coloring is very calming and meditative for me. I prefer nature designs, so these two books are perfect for me! The artwork is absolutely gorgeous.


Secret Garden features beautiful illustrations or floral designs and whimsical fairytale-like scenes. There's also a treasure hunt at the beginning that lists a bunch of different images for you to find with an answer key at the end of the book.


As you can see, Johanna Basford's artwork is intricate and perfect for mindful coloring. She suggests using fine point felt pens to color, but I prefer colored pencils. You definitely need something with a sharp tip though.


Enchanted Forest also has a treasure hunt element to it, with illustrations of cute animals and forest scenes. This is my absolute favorite type of book to color in!


Rabbits are my favorite animal and they're peppered throughout this book.


Here's a completed hedgehog that I colored in. I love that the illustrations are full of dreamy elements, like using leaves for his body instead of regular quills.
Bottom Line: The Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books by Johanna Basford are the perfect gift for the creative person in your life (or as a treat to yourself)! The illustrations are so beautiful and the extra treasure hunt game is a fun addition. Even if you're not a fan of coloring, you should definitely browse the Laurence King catalog because they have so many great gifts to choose from!

Laurence King Publishing has kindly offered a copy of each book I've reviewed here to for my readers to win! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. This sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents aged 18+ and will end at 11:59 PM EST on 18 November 2017. Laurence King Publishing will be shipping the prize to the winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

61 comments:

  1. "Leave a comment on this post and tell me which book you would like to win: Secret Garden or Enchanted Forest." Hmm. I would choose: "Enchanted Forest," because it looks like it has bunny rabbits!

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  2. Either is fine with me! They both look like fun to color!

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  3. Secret Garden please. Thank you.

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  4. I think I would enjoy the Enchanted Forest book the most.

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  5. both look lovely, but im leaning towards secret garden :)

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  6. So hard to choose! Secret Garden wins but just by a tiny bit.I would be so happy to have either!

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  7. I would love the Enchanted Forest book.

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  8. I would love the Enchanted Forest book.

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  9. Enchanted Forest is the one I'd select.

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  10. I would love to have the Secret Garden Book

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  11. I would be happy with either, but enchanted forest would be my first pick. Love the little creatures!

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  12. Enchanted Forest because I already have secret garden 💖

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  13. Secret Garden, but really either one would be awesome!

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  14. I would love either but I guess Enchanted Forest.

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  15. So hard to choose! I would pick the Secret Garden one...thanks!

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  16. would love the secret forest book!''

    allyson tice

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  17. I'd like the Secret Garden book please.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. The Enchanted forest! Both books look amazing!

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  19. I really like the Enchanted Forest.

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  20. I would like Secret Garden Coloring Book.

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  21. I would love the Secret Garden book.

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  22. I would like the Secret Garden. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  23. I would love the enchanted garden but would be grateful for either one

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  24. I would like either one but I would love the Secret Garden.

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  25. I'd like the Secret Garden. It's gorgeous!

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  26. I would prefer the Enchanted forest book.

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  27. Would like the Enchanted Forest book.

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  28. I would like to win the Secret Garden. Thanks for asking!

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  29. One Enchanted Forest would be my first choice, both are beautiful!

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  30. I would like either book! I don't have any J.B. books yet.

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  31. I'd like The Secret Garden please.

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  32. I'd like to win Enchanted Forest but both look good.

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  33. I would love the Enchanted Forest book.

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  34. I really want to win the enchanted forest.

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  35. The secret garden one would be great!
    Sherri J

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  36. I would love to win Enchanted Forest

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  37. Secret Garden would be more my speed! Love it!

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  38. I would prefer the enchanted forest.

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  39. I would love the Secret Garden book, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  40. My wife would love to have the cool Enchanted Forest to use everyday.

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  41. A fascinating Secret Garden, my wife would enjoy using, and it would be an amazing gift.

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  42. My lady friend likes good things, and Enchanted Forest would be just marvelous to have and great for all occasions.

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  43. I really like great stuff, and Secret Garden would be wonderful to use all of the time.

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  44. The captivating Enchanted Forest would be a fabulous thing for my girlfriend to use, and it would be nice to have.

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  45. The awesome Secret Garden would be just right, for the day and and my wife.

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