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  • Published: 16 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780753545652
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 120
  • RRP: $28.00

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly


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Bring your own colour to the story. A gorgeously illustrated orginal narrative for all the family to colour and cherish, by the multi-million-copy-selling, worldwide phenomenon, Johanna Basford.


Bring your own colour to the story

From colouring book queen Johanna Basford, a lavishly illustrated fable about a girl named Ivy who stumbles upon a secret door leading to the magical world of Enchantia.

A charming story that interacts playfully with beautiful, colourable artwork in Johanna's signature style, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly is a one-of-a-kind adventure for the whole family and readers of all ages to customise, colour and cherish.

Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

  • Pub date: 16 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780753545652
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 120
  • RRP: $28.00

About the Author

Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is the ink evangelist and creator of Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest, Lost Ocean, Magical Jungle, Johanna's Christmas and Ivy and the Inky Butterfly. Johanna's intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved by her many fans; to date she has sold over 21 million colouring books worldwide. Visit her online at johannabasford.com or follow @johannabasford.

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Praise for Ivy and the Inky Butterfly

“The colourists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.”

New York Magazine

“Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford’s imagination.”

The Huffington Post


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