Melissa & Doug Water WOW! Fairy Tale On-The-Go Coloring

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  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Girls Rating
  • Girls Rated 4.5 stars

Water based colouring books are the best kept secret for any parents. They simply just require water to be applied to the pages and there is absolutely zero mess. Once dry they could be used again which is pretty incredible.


Product Categories:

  • Necessity
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 85%
  • Size
    Editor: 90%
  • Educational Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Sibling Friendly
    Editor: 90%


  • Convinient
  • Durable
  • Zero Mess


  • Few Pages in Each Book
  • Takes Time to Dry
  • Should come in various sizes

The water colouring books come from many brands but I found that the Melissa & Doug books are much more durable and can last for a long time. They are a great and easy way to teach your child to colour and can be used over and over again. It comes with a refillable plastic pen that can be used as a paint brush. The pages are simply white and then when the water is applied they turn colourful. Each page also contains hidden items to be found to make the activity more engaging.
The only negative is they should come with more pages as they only come with 4 and various sizes. The small size is great for travel but a bigger book would be great for home play to keep them engaged for longer.

From Manufacturer 

  • No-mess painting for kids
  • Reusable white pages feature simple line drawings when dry; filled with colour when wet
  • Chunky-size water pen for easy filling, easy gripping
  • Compact, spiral-bound format that’s great for travel

Age Range

2 years-6 years

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Product Type

Must Have


25.4 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm

2 Sisters with book

Melissa & Doug Water Coloring

3 Year old coloring

Melissa & Doug Water Coloring

Book Outside Shot

Melissa & Doug Water Coloring

Pages Before Coloring

Melissa & Doug Water Coloring

Pages after Coloring

Melissa & Doug Water Coloring

Popular Brand/Availability in every store: Yes

Available in select stores, such as Amazon, Mastermind Toys, Toys Rus

Where to buy


Cardboard Pages and Plastic Pen

Necessity Scale-5

A must have for every child.


Low $4-7 depending on sale

Siblings Friendly-Can engage together

Siblings can take turns coloring pages as well as helping each other finding the hidden items.

Durability/Multi Kid Survivor/Longevity Scale 2

This is a coloring book and can be used with water many times after it dries out but eventually the pages will be damaged. It is unlikely that it will intact for the next sibling.

Development Friendly-Helps with specific skills

This toy helps children to color and practice their fine motor skills over and over.

Girl Friendly

This product can be used for any gender as it comes in many story options from princesses to cars.

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