Reader Reviewed Colour, Snap, App!: My First Animated Colouring Book by Claire Fay

Colour, Snap, App!: My First Animated Colouring Book

Written by Claire Fay

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This fantastic book combined with the technology of the FREE Blink Book app brings colouring bang up to date and allows your budding artist to bring their pictures to life. There are 16 pictures to colour and each page gives you tips on what to colour/draw to get the best out of your animated film. The book features a variety of interesting animals such as Butterflies, Bats, Scarlet Ibis, Stoats and many more, along with fascinating facts. Once the colouring is done you simply photograph (Snap) your pictures on your phone or tablet and then with the help of the App turn them into animated films. The more you colour, the longer and more involved the animations will become until you end up with a whole host of characters and a piece of film around 8 minutes long. It really is that simple and great fun to boot. This is an exciting development in colouring/animation for children and as technology continues to grow we look forward to many more innovative and exciting books like this one.

Before buying we recommend you check that your device is compatible by visiting the App Store or Google Play and searching for the Blink Book app. To get the most out of the App we recommend downloading to a tablet rather than a phone.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to colour and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Sam and Jack Radford, age 5 & 3 - 'We have already recommended to loads of our friends as the best colouring book we have ever used. Sam says "it's like magic!"'
  • Robyn Chorley, age 6 - 'It's a really great book, I love it! It's the best colouring book ever.'
  • Lewis and Sam Briggs, age 9 & 6 - 'COLOUR, SNAP, APP is definitely an intelligent book; colour a picture, take a photo and watch it come alive.'
  • Daniel Bisland, age 8 - 'It’s a colouring book but not an ordinary colouring book; it’s an animation colouring book!'

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Colour, Snap, App!: My First Animated Colouring Book by Claire Fay

The groundbreaking new colouring book that turns your pictures into animated films. Colour in the pictures, take photos using the free app and create your very own animated films based on your drawings's as easy as colour, snap, app!

In this fun and exciting colouring book, colour in 16 pictures, create 16 animated episodes and make a total of 8 minutes of animated film simply by using the free app, available on your smartphone or tablet. As you colour and watch your pictures move, also discover how animals use their colours and markings in surprising ways. Colouring in will never be dull again!

An innovative book with a fascinating back story. It was first published in France, where a crowd-sourcing campaign raised the money for the book and app to be created. The app is free, available on most smartphones and tablets and is incredibly simple to use. The book is suitable for children aged 5+.

Share your film using the hashtag #ColourSnapApp See ones made by our reader reviewers Daniel & Alexander Bisland below.


We have loved playing with all of the animations and pictures. The app is so easy to use and both of my boys were thrilled to see the drawings come alive. [...] We have already recommended to loads of our friends as the best colouring book we have ever used. -- Reader Review Lovereading 4 Kids What a great idea for a colouring book, it's really motivating my daughter to complete pages so she can see them animated. -- Reader Review Lovereading 4 Kids I was blown away when I first saw my creation come to life with the app. -- Reader Review Lovereading 4 Kids This new amazing app lets you enjoy some peaceful colouring time the traditional way with pencils and paper and then turns your pictures into little movies! One word: Ma.Gi.Cal. And the best example I have seen of digital and print working together. Anorak

About the Author

Claire Fay is an artist, author and the founder of Editions Animees. Editions Animees is an exciting publishing start-up that creates digital technology that enhances our relationship with the traditional book. Claire Fay is also the creator of the bestselling Doodle Notebooks(R) for adults, which sold over a million copies worldwide.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Claire Fay
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

15th October 2015




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