The other week Neil and I were in WH Smith and we picked up a few magazines, I got some new Sharpies, because the near 80 I already own weren’t enough. Neil very kindly bought me a dot to dot book.
Dot to Dot books suddenly seem to have had a sharp rise in popularity, much like the “adult colouring book” and WH Smiths was awash with tiny numbered dots. I picked this particular one up because, cats.
I’ve had a quick look on the website and I can’t seem to find the one I got, I did however stumble upon this little gem – “Erotic Dot to Dot – Join the Dots to Create 60 Sexy and Exciting Pictures” (priced at a bargain price of £4.79 here if you are interested), lets just say whoever I get for Secret Santa at work this year is in for a real treat.
If you’d prefer cute cats to dot to dot fannies, then you can buy the book I actually got that day here on Amazon for £3.95 (Cats are cheaper than Erotica, who knew?).
Anyway, Dot to Dot Cute Cats by Christina Rose is described as:
If you love cats you’ll love this adorable dot-to-dot book. Challenging images of the cutest cats ever to complete yourself and colour in if you wish. From pretty Persians and sweet Siamese to beautiful bobtails and delightful tabbies.
Take some time for yourself to calm and de-stress with these loveable feline dot-to-dot portraits. With over 10,000 dots to join, this is the perfect way to unwind.
Firstly, the book itself is a good size, Neil has a couple of dot to dot books that are massive and require a clear off of the dining table to complete, this one is easy to do sat on the sofa watching Britains Got Talent.
The numbers are tiny and some are pretty close together and occassionally hop from a logical pattern to a completely random part of the page which was a little annoying.
The first completed image seemed a little basic and I figured I was being eased in, as although relatively challenging to complete, the finished product wasn’t that detailed. Which was a bit of shame considering how many dots I had joined to other dots.
I wondered if maybe the first one was just really simple to get the hang of it, so I found a thinner pen and had a go at the next one.
This next image had alot more numbers, some of them incredibly close together and I did keep losing my place (I’m easily distracted). When finished, the second image was a bit more detailed and had certainly been more challenging than the kitty in the cup.
Although, kitty in a trainer is a little bit menancing..
All in all, this book is an ideal time waster, I’ve done a couple more since and although they aren’t the most detailed pictures in the world (but then, do they need to be?), they certainly are fun and calming to create. Focusing on finding each number really pushes other rubbish out of your head so if you are looking to take your mind off things for a little while, this book would be perfect for you.
This would make a lovely gift for a cat lover, or a dot to dot obsessive, or if you are just looking for something to keep an older child entertained. It is a good price and you get lots of cat pictures to complete.
Have you picked up a dot to dot book? Would you get one? Let me know below!