I posted a couple of months ago about my newfound love for dot-to-dot books for adults. I feel like these are going to be the next big thing, right up there with coloring books for adults! They’re similar in that you can kind of zen out and de-stress while working on a picture, but with the dot-to-dot books, your path is laid out for you and there’s no decision making involved (Am I the only one that freaks out over picking the right colored pencil to color each part of a page with? #Perfectionist). Plus, you don’t need a bunch of different supplies to enjoy them – a fine or medium tipped pen or marker does the trick!
I can’t really pick a favorite between adult coloring books and dot-to-dot books since they’re both so fun and addictive! If you haven’t had the opportunity to try out a dot-to-dot for adults yet, read on, because I get to hook one of you awesome readers up with a free book to chill out with this holiday season, or to gift to someone on your “nice” list!
I received 1000 Dot-To-Dot Animals and 1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities by Thomas Pavitte from the publisher to review and share with you guys. A you can probably guess from the titles, each picture in the books has 1000 dots to connect. These books are the 5th “brand” (for lack of a better word) of dot-to-dot books for adults that I’ve tried out, so I have a few opinions about how these compare to the others.
These books definitely have the smallest dots and numbers I’ve seen so far. As an example:
They do have a feature I loved, which you can see above: Each set of 100 numbers (1-100, 101-200, etc) is printed in a different color. This makes it so much easier not only to find the next dot you’re looking for, but to avoid accidentally going to say 910 when you meant to draw a line to 610.
Each book has 20 pictures, and a larger pull-out poster you can complete as well. The finished images are interesting and unique – definitely not the simple pictures you’d find in less complicated dot-to-dot books! In fact, with most of the images, it’s tough to tell what the final picture will be until you’re around halfway through. I like the mystery!
(Oops, ignore that I totally *haven’t* finished the lower part of this gator guy.)
The paper is nice and thick, so you’re unlikely to have bleed-through with most pens or markers. Each page is perforated, so you can pull them out to share with friends, or maybe display a finished project you especially like!
I recommend enlisting a small, furry assistant to oversee your work!
Suggested Pens For Dot-To-Dot Books:
I usually use slightly larger pens for my dot-to-dot books (PaperMate Flair medium tips) but since the numbers on these are a bit smaller, I went with fine tip Inc Optimus pens. For some reason these run $7-8 per 2 pack on Amazon, but you can find them at Dollar General for $1.
More 1000 Dot-To-Dots For Adults
In addition to the two books I got, there are several more by the same author. (You can click a cover below to go to each book’s Amazon page and peek inside!)
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