Since it was first published in 1843, Charles Dickens’s beloved story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge has enchanted generations of readers and listeners. Now this fine colouring book version invites colourists to bring to life the story of the greedy, grasping, cold-hearted old miser whose life is forever changed by three ghostly visitors on Christmas Eve.
Twenty-one charmingly rendered scenes accompany Dickens’s own abridged version of the tale, which he read to delighted audiences of his time. Among the illustrations are ready-to-color vignettes of Marley’s ghost confronting a terrified Scrooge, Christmas dinner with the Cratchit household, the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future, and many more.
A perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season, this entertaining and fun-to-colour book will captivate everyone!
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
This book is suitable for everyone, however it may be most enjoyed by people in the moderate to later stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Click here form more information on choosing an appropriate activity.
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