Johanna's Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults

Johanna's Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults

by Johanna Basford


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From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers Secret Garden and Lost Ocean, a beautiful new adult coloring book, printed on ivory paper and featuring delicate tangles of holly and ivy, bauble-laden Christmas trees, and mountains of exquisitely wrapped gifts.

From flurries of delicate snowflakes to deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and reindeer-led sleighs, Johanna’s Christmas is a celebration of this wonderful holiday season that invites you to pick up your pens and pencils to color, complete, or embellish each of the festive artworks.  

Each of the 37 images in this book is printed single-sided on perforated paper, so you can color and remove the images—the perfect frameable holiday gift!

Now printed on specially selected ivory paper. This paper has been specifically created for Johanna Basford’s coloring books. It has a medium tooth which is perfect for creating beautiful colored pencil effects or chalk pastel backgrounds but also wonderful for pens, which will glide effortlessly over its surface.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143129301
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 89,956
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Johanna's ChristmasMagical JungleLost OceanSecret Garden, and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees. Visit her online at

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Johanna's Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Celestial_Blackrose More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this book. It's great that they're one sided so you don't have to worry about messing up the page on the other side. I also really love all the detailed and cute designs.
Reading_With_Cupcakes More than 1 year ago
I love all of Johanna Basford's coloring books! This one though, has started something that I hope she keeps going with future coloring books. The pages are all one sided and perforated!!! So we can finally remove a page from the coloring book if we really love it and frame it without sacrificing another page. And while the paper quality is the same has we have come to expect from her, we also really no longer need to worry about bleed through and can use whatever coloring tool we want without having to sacrifice the back side too! You can either stick some scrap paper between the pages or you can pull the page out to work on it! Such a great thing for them to finally do with her coloring books. It only made me love it that much more. As far as the designs go, they are also what we have come to expect from Johanna Basford, but they have a Christmas spin to them. Definitely recommend this book for any Johanna Basford fan or for anyone looking for a really good Christmas themed coloring book! Find more of my reviews here: and here
isniffbooks More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled when my copy of Johanna’s Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults arrived but after closer examination I am left feeling a bit confused. Johanna Basford’s previous coloring books open up with charming images that hint at the wondrous coloring journey ahead. That being said, I don’t know what to make of the opening image for Johanna’s Christmas. Where is the reindeer’s body?! To me, it looks like (trophy prize) reindeer head mounted on the wall — albeit one with its antlers strung with Christmas ornaments and beads. I find it quite disconcerting that this is the image that is supposed to set the “festive” mood for the rest of the book. Art is so subjective and is open to many interpretations but it’s entirely possible that I’m perceiving this image all wrong. I desperately want what I perceive to be a mounting board to be some kind of fancy ruff but yet I just can’t convince myself. But moving past the ambiguous opening image, there is undoubtedly some truly lovely Christmas-inspired imagery inside. There’s a reindeer leaping (perhaps the reincarnation of the reindeer from the opening image?!), strings of pretty ornaments, a polar bear atop an ice floe carrying presents on his back, four handsomely dressed nutcrackers, a gingerbread village whose roof eaves are dripping with icing icicles, holiday sweets, a Victrola with festive sound waves, a castle inside a snowglobe, a cozy fireplace with stockings hung on the mantle, a decorated Christmas tree with presents underneath, a winter hare in one of Johanna’s signature circular frames, a pair of winter birds sitting on a holly branch, Santa’s sleigh piled with gifts, and much more. But despite the abundance of festive imagery, I’m surprised that Santa (nor any of his Christmas elves) does not make an appearance on any of the pages. I love the artistic style for Johanna’s Christmas — the images are intricate but all design components are a reasonable size — you could even use a dull pencil point to get into the smaller spots. What surprised me the most as I was turning the pages is that there really aren’t a lot of leaves and flowers to color. Sure there’s holly leaves and poinsettias and other Christmas greenery, but it’s not as much as you would expect — your green colored pencils will get a bit of much-earned rest. There are 37 images to color and the images are printed single-sided on perforated, pale ivory paper. The paper specs for Johanna’s Christmas are the exact same as Magical Jungle. My contact at Penguin USA said the paper has a weight of 118# — this is equivalent to 175 gsm. This is *very* good-quality medium-weight paper. This review is excerpted from my WordPress blog, I Sniff Books. My original blog post includes lots of photos but I am unable to share them here. Disclosure: I received a complimentary book from the publisher. I was not required nor obligated to write a review. The opinions are my own.
Edna66 More than 1 year ago
I really love this Christmas coloring book by Johanna Basford who in exchange sent me this copy for review.  This will really get you into the Christmas mood as you color alone on these beautiful pages.  This book has pictures on one side only (on request of customers) usually your medium will not go through.  The front is so pretty with Johanns's signature name in gold and then there is always color.  Beautiful book and Beautiful picture.  She really puts her heart into her books.