Want to know where to find some fantastical beasts, straight from the pages of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series?
Well, the better part of a year remains before Eddie Redmayne, as magizoologist Newt Scamander, leads audiences deep into the world of Rowling's mythical creatures in the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
In the meantime, however, a new Harry Potter coloring book from Scholastic offers a sneak preview of the supernatural fauna in store. Plus -- duh -- coloring.
The ink drawings in the book, inspired by the beasts from the "Harry Potter" films, will be familiar to fans. Whether it's knowing owls, sinuous dragons or droopy house elves, these creatures won't be new to true devotees.
If you're a fan of more illustrator-driven adult coloring books, which emphasize the soothing joys of coloring with designs optimized for filling between the lines, the Harry Potter coloring books may not be for you. These illustrations are all about calling back to the iconic images from the beloved films, even if that means designs with huge swathes of unbroken space or extraneous detailing.
For the series buffs, though, this book and a 36-pack of Crayolas is a pretty enchanting way to chill out.
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