You may end up doing the Macarena by the time you are finished looking through this book. Or if you grew up in the 90’s, you may be having flashbacks to the late 90’s and all the awesome pop music that came along with it by the time you are done looking through or coloring That’s So ‘90s Pop! by Patrick Sullivan. Back to a time when the Backstreet Boys would “never break your heart” and *NSync “was all you ever wanted”. Before Britney Spears “did it again” and ended up in the paper numerous times for shaving her head or anything else; back when she claimed she was “not that innocent” when in reality she was still just the teenage princess of pop that was everyone’s sweetheart. You will be taken back to a simpler time and place, back when Surge and Fruit by the Foot were all the rage.
This Fill-In Activity book was an absolute blast to take me back to the past. I haven’t started coloring it yet, but I did flip through all the pages and checked out the trivia (most of which was common knowledge back in the late ‘90s) and I know that when I do start coloring, I will probably be taken back to my middle school years again. If you’re looking for a coloring book that encompasses a lot of the earlier ‘90s, this is not the one you’re looking for. A lot of the artists that were featured in this book had their hit songs from 1996 on to 1999. You won’t find New Kids on the Block or Marky Mark or MC Hammer or Tupac in here, but you will find BSB, Eminem, Avril Lavigne and 98 Degrees.
The artist/author does a great job of drawing the pictures of the artists so you can recognize them easily. Due to artist interpretations, their faces are a little more blockier than most of them are in real life, but it is still features great pages to color. If you enjoy late ‘90s music, grab your CD/tape player 5-disc changer boombox, a bag of 3D Doritos (if you can find them), and a can of Welch’s Grape Soda (maybe you’ll still find a code in the bottom!), pop in your favorite ‘90s mix tape and pick up this book so you can start coloring and thumbing through the trivia! Then call all your homies to find out “Whazzzzzzupppp” and invite them over to join in the fun!
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WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.