Querkles Review & Giveaway

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By In The Playroom

Querkles is a new type of grown up colouring book with a twist. If you enjoy the detailed colouring pages, like I do, then you should give Querkles a try. The Querkles books are based on a colour by number method, which allows you to reveal detailed pictures. What makes it more interesting is that it’s not easy to tell what the picture is going to be until you’re half way through the picture, or even until you reach the end!

Querkles puzzling colour by number book

I was sent a copy of Querkles masterpieces, and some colouring pens (available in WH Smith) and have enjoyed completing the pictures. Each one takes a long time to complete – maybe 1 hour, or more.. depending if you take a break, so the book of 20 pictures would last a good while. I have been relaxing and colouring in the pictures while watching TV of an evening, especially while my other half has been working away. It is quite therapeutic and I always find them fun to do.

The Querkles books are by Thomas Pavitte, the author of the 1000 dot to dot series which is also really good!

When uncoloured, a page of Querkles looks like this, with lots of circles of different sizes each with a number from 1-5

querkles book uncoloured pageFor each number 1-5, you choose a different colour or shade, with 1 being the darkest and 5 being the lightest. You can choose 5 totally different colours, or shades of the same colour. You can even use 1 colour, and use different strokes to shade that section, making it heavier or darker: eg colouring it in solidly for 1, and in wide stripes for 5. There are clear instructions at the start of the book so that you know what to do.

querkles detailed colour by numbers

Here’s one of my finished Querkles pictures, which is an Egyptian Pharoah, Tutankhamon.

querkles colouring page, colour by number


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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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90 thoughts on “Querkles Review & Giveaway”

  1. I have loved the idea of adult colouring for a while now, but it can be a bit daunting looking at a design & not knowing what colours to use, Querkles books take all that away & you can just relax & colour 🙂

  2. I think these look fantastic for adults and they are slightly different and are a little more interesting than the usual adults colouring book!

  3. I like his concept. It uses up some brain muscles too. I am a massive fan of therapeutic colouring. Thanks for the chance.

  4. Looks a bit more interesting and testing than a normal colouring in book and would love to have a go and see if i enjoy them

  5. I love the idea of not knowing the picture before you start, but it looks as if it takes a lots of concentration, which I’m very bad at!

  6. I really love this concept, I love colouring but find that I can’t stretch my imagination beyond colouring in a realistic colour. This could make my colouring more colourful

  7. These look great. I’ve seen painting by numbers before but not colouring. When they’re done, they’re good enough to frame too.

  8. I absolutely love this concept! Used to love painting by numbers as a child and this is a fab twist on it, I love the way the picture emerges in these Querkles.

  9. this looks AWESOME!! It takes colour by number to a whole new level. Not being able to see what the image is straight away adds a suprise element which i love. This has a created another version of colouring in book for adults. I would love to give it a go.

  10. I love adult colouring books and these look fab. Its different to a normal colouring book and I would absolutely love to give these a try


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