The colouring books seem like a damn good idea in theory. We could all sail through the whole of the MB ChB course without putting any effort in, merely highlighting a few pictures in theory. In theory we would all have both the time and the effort to spend our evenings leafing through the illustrations in this book, reading the text and then reaching for the crayons to reinforce what we had read. The problem is, in the real world, no one can be bothered to. I suspect that I am not alone in owning a colouring book that is just defaced enough that I can’t sell it on to an unsuspecting first year.
Of the colouring books that are available in this series, the anatomy one is probably the best. Maybe because it’s the original and has therefore had more re-incarnations than the others, maybe simply because anatomy lends itself better to being coloured in, either way it’s pretty good.
If you can be bothered to sit down and actually do the colouring in and also pay attention to what you’re doing, this certainly might help you with your anatomy. Having said this, and this is just my opinion, you’d get more out of drawing the pictures yourself and not bothering to colour them in! I leave it up to you to decide if it’s worth the cash. My recommendation would be to serious look at how dedicated you are before you buy!
Reviewed By: Ian Anderson (11.08.2006)