British illustrator Sophie Crichton’s ‘The Phuket Coloring Book’ leads pint-sized readers on a mystery tour of the island, with sketches dedicated to scenic spots such as the Old Town, Cape Promthep and Thalang Road as well as popular local attractions such as Muay Thai, Thai massage and the street food stalls. All of the twenty two, itching-to-becoloured in scenes are populated by animal characters that draw youngsters in – and encourage them to do just that. Absorbing and humorous, each page also comes with an educational stimulus, namely a ‘Did you know?’ caption that reveals something of the local culture and ways of life. Released by The Phuket News, every last baht of the proceeds from ‘The Phuket Coloring Book’ go to the ‘Phuket Has Been Good To Us’ foundation, a local non-profit that helps the disadvantaged improve their economic and educational lot in life. Save the world and keep the kids out of your hair for an hour – brilliant!
Sophie Crichton | B149 | phuketcolouringbook.com