I bought this book for my six year old granddaughter. It has great illustrations, although it may be more appropriate for 8 years plus, as my granddaughter is already using my adult colouring book and so is used to intricate patterns. It has a good variety of large and small detail. The black backgrounds are only on three or four pages although several pages have some detail already in black, eg cats' eyes. I personally do not mind this. This is a perfect book for children 8+ to adult who already have some knowledge of Alice in Wonderland.