Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book by Johanna BasfordEnchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book by Johanna Basford

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book

byJohanna BasfordIllustratorJohanna Basford

Paperback | February 17, 2015

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This magical coloring book by Johanna Basford takes colorists through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle. Similarly interactive like SECRET GARDEN, ENCHANTED FOREST also features hidden objects and fun mazes. Beginning at the entrance to a fairy-tale forest, the journey progresses through highly embellished woods and through intricate flora. Castles, treasure chests, and other magical elements add a fairy tale narrative to the designs. Special features include a gate-folded two-page spread, and a colorable jacket.
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who creates intricate and hand-drawn illustrations rooted in the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in rural Scotland.
Title:Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring BookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:84 pages, 10 × 9.88 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:10 × 9.88 × 0.5 inPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:Laurence KingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1780674880

ISBN - 13:9781780674889


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great purchase! I really love the Enchanted Forest colouring book. The designs and patterns are lovely! #PlumReviews
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous The book contains quality paper, smooth, creamy and thick, which allows you to use markers without worrying, and the inky drawings are absolutely amazing, and you can tell that Johanna Basford put a lot of work into this.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Book! We have purchased quite a few of these adult style colouring books over the years..and this one is a favourite that we have also gifted multiple times. Lovely images and quality paper!
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Perfect way to spend an hour or two relaxing in a quiet space.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! These books are great for everyone! A great way to get your mind off everything and just colour! Beautiful pictures and really fun to colour!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! My mom bought this for me a couple of years ago for Christmas and I still love it. As a person that deals with a lot of stress, it calms me down a lot. Def. Recommend! It's just overall fun.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like it You can only use pencils in this book as markers bleed through and ruin the other side. It does take a long time to complete as there are tons of tiny details so I also got a book with pictures I can complete quickly so I feel like I have accomplished something. If you are patient this is for you
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another favorite! Yet another book I couldn't put downlast winter. I love this artist! Drawings are very detailed, but beautiful. Can't wait for the snow to fall so I can sit by the fire and finish coloring this book!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from an ok book Pages are thick, variety of images with a general story line. Very small details that are tedious to fill in and are often repeated through the book.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely gorgeous! This was the very first colouring book I purchased and I am so happy with it! Everything about it is just absolutely beautiful.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful pictures, but a bit too hard and takes too long. I could not finish all of them, I got too bored and it took me too long.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun colouring! Especially with Johanna's books as they are hidden objects in the pages!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely pictures The pages themselves are already very beautiful, and the addition of hidden objects and such adds more fun than just colouring.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun to colour This was my first colouring book and I loved it! The paper was thick & smooth, perfect for colouring. The pictures were fun to colour and although very detailed, they were not as tedious to colour as some other books.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome An ornate and calming coloring book that is beautiful to do!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice book The art is complex enough but the designs get repetitive after a while. Would recommend doing one at a time with some time in between.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it! Received this as a gift and I must say...the illustrations are marvelous! So detailed and it's such a joy filling the pictures with colour #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsy at its finest The images are very detailed oriented, so it does take some time to finish up a page. This can be either good (it will take a long time to finish the book which means more colouring fun) or it can be frustrating (if you are the type of person who likes to finish what they start). Either way, I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time waster It might not cure boredom, but it sure fills the time up.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely colouring book This was the book that got me back to colouring as an adult. Yes the art is very detailed and many of the pages can take a long time to colour, but I personally like that I can take a while to finish a picture. There are some pictures less detailed in here as well, but the detailed ones turn out beautifully. Still my favourite. If you like forests and castles and fairy tales this is a good choice.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relaxing I bought this a while ago but it's so soothing to do when I have time to sit and colour. Some of the details are really small, but better than Lost Ocean.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it I am so in love with this colouring book! Bought it and finished the whole thing and will buy more of her colouring books! Such a fun and relaxing thing to do on your downtime
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! This is my very first coloring book! And it's amazing! And I'm in love in these tree houses!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Book! I was scared the details would be too fine, but my pencil crayons were able to handle them which was great! I would agree with some of the other reviews that it does become tedious though.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is a beautifully detailed and fun colouring book, it's easy to get pulled in for hours!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Great coloring book. I enjoy the pictures. I just don't like that the pictures are double sided so you cant use markers or they will bleed through. Lots of details to the pictures. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the cute animals I love the cute animals in this coloring book. The fox and squirrel are so cute. This is a great book and a must for all to relax to.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This book is beautiful! And has a cute story element to it. There is a lot of detail to the pictures, so make sure you have a lot of time or don't mind stopping and starting a project!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite colouring books! I love this one best out of my colouring book collection. So many great pages! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and complex This is my favorite adult colouring book. The pages a complex and challenging. It is certainly rewarding to finish and page. The illustrations ate just beautiful.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Forest. Such a nice adult colouring book.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful enchanted forest to let your creativity flow into the pages This is a wonderful book with some very intricate designs. The pages are double sided on thick off white quality paper which makes it well worth the price. Coloured pencils work very well. Markers can bleed so test before using them to avoid wrecking the picture on the other side. Gel pens don't tend to bleed in my experience but I would still test them. The artwork is wonderful, full of whimsical forest animals, scenes, flowers, castle and fantastic dragons. Some of them are very intricate and have small details so it will take time and patience to do them, but it's so worth it in the end. There are a lot of leaves, which can be a pro or con depending on how you look at it, but the fun part is it's yours and you don't have to have all green leaves. Remember it's called Enchanted Forest therefore colour schemes are whatever you imagine them to be :)
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it love the primary basic colour set!
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Love this! Some pictures can become frustrating because of the small details but if you have patience then its worth it!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Colouring Book This colouring book is one of my favourites. The pictures are beautiful and elegant. A great way to unwind.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many pretty pictures I loved the colouring pages in this book...it did get a bit tedious at times but it was a great activity to focus on
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty, but Detailed This book is very beautiful - I love the drawings in it! However, there is quite a lot of detail, and there are incredibly small parts details. I personally prefer something with a bit less detail - it's beautiful, but if you are like me and don't want something very very detailed, then this may not be the colouring book for you.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fox picture to color Love this book it is my fave of hers. Love the fox :)
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love this coloring book! Great pictures, and story.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Detail The detail of the sketches is fabulous, each one as complex as a maze. Fantastically designed, though you might need some patience when it comes to the actual colouring...
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous book! This is one of my favourite colouring books! Some amazing pictures!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love One of my favourite colouring books!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Very pretty! It takes forever to finish, but looks so nice!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible detail! I love how this book is set up like a story. There is a lot of detail, but I think that you could colour it the way you want to make it easier or harder to complete. I've found a fairly complex one-page drawing to take an average of 1.5-2 hours to complete. I've found that larger or even more complex drawings can take up to 3 hours of continuous colouring. The paper is nice and thick too so sharp pencil crayons don't dent or leave marks on the next page. And EVERY part of the book can be coloured - I love that there's no waste!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great Great designs and very detailed!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Designs Great quality and designs.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! This is such a fun book. The drawings are so intricate and gorgeous, though as some have noted, some parts are a tad tedious.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Bought this book a year ago and still love it, it provides a wonderful escape.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful amazing book with beautiful pictures, all done on good quality paper
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from gorgeous Purchased this as a gift for a tean girl and it was very well received.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very beautiful - Enchanting! This colouring book is enchantingly beautiful. The pages are nice and thick. The problem I have with it is that the designs often repeat themselves throughout the book. I would like more variety in the imagery. Also, there's a double page fold-out at the end which is really just two identical pictures... It would have been nice to have 2 different pictures there, or one really large picture. It's not so fun to colour the same picture twice over.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book! I just got my copy today, and I regret not purchasing it earlier. The illustrations are beautiful and detailed - I can't wait to fill them all in. So far I haven't had any problems from using fine-tip markers.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I bought it and I am very glad I did.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colouring book Bought this awhile ago and I just love it and can't wait to get the rest of these books
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings Love some of the art but some of it lets down a bit- too much blank space to try and fill in on your own. Lots of detail so can be difficult to finish a whole picture.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful. I love everything about this book. The illustrations are so fun to color you are so calm doing it. It is a must.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing art I love all her colouring books they are wonderful
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! I love this book because the pictures are gorgeous, they are detailed so it takes quite some time to fill the pictures in, and the price is incredible. I switch between fine-tipped markers that don't bleed through and pencil crayons and both work very well.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality A very quality colouring book, lots of fun to do.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome this book is gorgeous and the gold detail really brings out the picture. It is a great stress reliever and the pictures themselves are also very pretty. Would recommend for adults and young adults.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift Paired this book with some coloured pencils and it was well received. They loved the pictures.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it! it really helps with stress
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite This had to be my favourite out of all her books so far. It's got enough details to make me concentrate fully on the image I'm working on, but large enough spaces that you don't need to sharpen your pencils every second. A nice little surprise at the end of the book too!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing ever!!! Not only has this gotten me through some pretty rough times at work lately (I work in research and sometimes - well most times - your experiments don't turn out how you thought it would) it also got me back into art again! I took more than a decade of art classes as a child and had fallen out of it but this is the perfect thing to get me creatively involved again. I could not be happier with it. There are pictures with varying amounts of detail and you can always find something to capture your attention. I especially love the more detailed ones as they give you the freedom to get really creative with each bits and pieces and you can do it for hours without getting bored. I only reason I ever stop is because my hand starts cramping up but it's so much fun!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coloring Book I really enjoy the illustrations in the coloring book
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Intricate, visually stunning, meditative, and inspiring. I can't get enough of her books!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for my mother My mother loved this book, she collars so much a book a week. She's 82.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful It is one of my favorite all time hobby to color such books. And, this one fulfill my needs.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite colouring book! I'm really enjoying this colouring book. The paper is good quality and the designs are intricate and detailed.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty This is a beautiful book to work through but it does go at a slower pace given the amount of detail some of these pages have.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pretty Very beautiful drawings but as other reviews mentioned, some parts can be very small and tedious and take hours
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful But Too Detailed These drawings are beautiful, but it takes me too long to complete one. I was looking for something I could complete in fifteen minute to half an hour. I should have chosen the postcards as they are a smaller size
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book This has has kept my 10-year busy especially on long trips. Very detailed
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YES Love the detail and illustrations!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Beautiful Illustrations This book is full of beautiful, thick pages for colouring. Each illustration is full of remarkable detail and design; it literally takes me weeks to finish one page. This is a great way to relax and unwind at the end of a busy or stressful day. It works best with coloured pencil crayons as coloured markers tend to bleed through the paper. This book will definitely last you a while!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I bought this for myself to relieve some stress. It's a great way to relax!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful coloring book The images are very detailed and beautiful to colour!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love this book, so many beautiful pictures to color!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from soo many leaves..... Lovely images as always from this artist but I must admit I am a little sick of coloring leaves. There is only so many ways one can color them it's easy to get bored of them
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book I have had this for over a year now and still have a lot of images to colour even though I work on it quite regularly. Great value and a great gift
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coloring book I love all of Johanna Basford's coloring books and this one is no exception. So much fun to color in and relax.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! This colouring book is stunning - from front cover to back cover! The thick paper allows the use of markers or pencil crayons and a mystery journey is included the make the colouring all the more fun :)
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love every book from Johanna Basford She is totally the best!!!!!! You can create the art and express in a way you want. Johanna`s books are better than others from my perspective.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have had this book for about a year now and am still not through all the images even though I colour in it quite frequently. Great value and a great way to unwind/relax as an alternative to reading.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coloring book! Great coloring book with many tiny details! And I like that you can see the story behind the pictures!
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! This colouring book is really an exceptional one indeed! The art worth is wonderful done, each page is very lovely. It is most definitely worth every penny spent on it!
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book This is really a beautiful, high quality, well designed coloring book. Definitely still at the top of the now over-saturated coloring book market. Well worth the price. Color me impressed!
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! The pages in this book will take you on a magical journey back through your childhood. I've spent hours lost in this beautiful book as I colored my stress away.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book!!! Great quality, I love it!
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very detailed I purchased this one and the Secret Garden. Both have such beautiful drawings. Haven't christened them yet, but can't wait.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Addicting Just arrived today and it's already taking over my free time. It has enough of a balance between big and small items, a nice flow of pictures, and more than enough options to draw on. The book itself is the height of my thumb nail, with you even being able to colour the book jacket, and one of the last big pictures to colour is two, two page fold outs of dragons. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like it but very tedious My title is self explanatory, good book but VERY tedious. Too many tiny details like leaves and circles. I should have done more research before I bought this product as there are other coloring books that are better suited for me, like Just Add Color: Dazzling Patterns or Zen Coloring.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is amazing. My parent's bought this book for me, since I have social Anxiety and don't have any way to relax that doesn't take a huge amount of brain colour. I received this book and I have to say it's gorgeous. Like the type of gorgeous where you are almost unsure if you want to colour it or just look at it. I'm the type of person who felt that for all of five minutes as I flipped through it, before I made up my mind that I was going to colour it all in. The book comes with a sleeve that you can colour in on both sides, since the design is drawn on the inside and out. Then there's the actual book cover, which you can colour in with marks if you feel the need. The book itself, is gorgeous. Thick pages which allow you to use markers, pens, pencil crayons, crayons, or even fine line pens. The story that goes along with it, makes it even more fun. There are hidden animals and items that you should be looking for, and that makes it even more fun while you're colouring away. All in all, this is an amazing books, the designs on each page are very different yet all hold the same type of topic through out the book. You'll never get bored colouring this one in. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love It I'm really enjoying this book! The only thing that would make it better is spiral binding. When I'm coloring some of the pages on the left when it's open, it's harder to get the book to lay flat. Perforated pages would be nice too if you wanted to frame anything.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this I find it relaxing to colour, and having one especially for an adult is nice
Date published: 2015-04-10