The Time Garden by Daria Song

The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book

Links to Goodreads page

 

Book one of companion coloring books: Released 9/1/15

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through the Blogging for Book for an honest review

More Info  &  Author Bio

Book Synopsis:

Journey through the doors of a mysterious cuckoo clock into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land of clock gears, rooftops, starry skies, and giant flying owls—all ready for you to customize with whatever colors you can dream up.

Cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll wonder, was it all a dream?

The Time Garden features extra-thick craft paper, ideal for non bleed-through coloring, and the jacketed cover with flaps is removable and colorable. Special gold-foil stamping on the cover and spine and a To/From page make it perfect for gifting to adults and kids alike.

Then, explore the magical world outside the clock through the eyes of a fairy in the sequel, The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book!

My Review:

I’m sure many of you have heard or read articles about the latest craze of adult coloring books.  They are all over the book stores and libraries and nursing homes are starting up coloring clubs for color enthusiasts of all ages.  My own library has started up a program and when I came across this title I had to give it a shot.

The book is simply beautiful, worthy of any gift giving occasion with the lovely foil stamping on the cover and spine.  The pages have a nice feel to them and take a colored pencil well.  The designs are very intricate and perhaps even a bit intimidating for those returning to the world of coloring.  What I liked most about this coloring book though it that isn’t simple a collection of pictures based upon a theme and bound together.  This coloring book has a story to go along with the beautiful artwork inside.   The images then proceed to take us along with the main character on a great adventure!

Like I said the pictures are very intricate and I would use very fine tipped markers or colored pencils with a sharpener on hand.  This book would be great to keep someplace where you can spend a few minutes or longer working on a picture as you “watch” a movie with the spouse or visit on the phone or wait for an appointment.  Actually this book would be perfect for those times you are stuck waiting on tech support to fix some issue because it might actually succeed in keeping you calm.

This is my first adult coloring book and I’m afraid it has probably set the standard pretty high for the next that I add to my home library.  There is only two things I would have changed about this book.  The first is I wish it was bound different, with pages to are able to lay completely flat.  To get to the inside of the pages for coloring you are going to have to break the binding.  Also I would have mixed in some less intricate pictures so that “artists” of all skill level could enjoy picking out a picture to spend an afternoon with.  It is simply a charming book though and I look forward to seeing the companion book that tells the story from the fairy’s perspective.  This book is the beginning of a colorful and creative new hobby for me!

My Rating: 4 Stars

 

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