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Cats

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Pick up your colouring pencils and create a fabulous world of cats.

Pick up your colouring pencils and create a fabulous world of cats.

Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful, feline-filled coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.

Biographical Notes

Mesdemoiselles is a duo of illustrators, Aurélie Castex and Claire Laude, who met at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and who have been working together since. From their studio in the capital they now weave a wonderful world full of humorous, playful, stylish and quirky images.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600633020
  • Publication date: 16 Jul 2015
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
Aster

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Authors:
Aster

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