Companion coloring book to The Time Garden: Published 10/13/15: 80 Pages
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through blogging for books for an honest review
Korean artist Daria Song’s sequel to The Time Garden takes readers on a visual journey into a magical nighttime world seen through the eyes of a fairy.
This second book in best-selling Korean artist Daria Song’s coloring series features the voyage of a fairy who, when the cuckoo clock chimes midnight, enters the human world. To the tiny fairy, everything seems enormous and magical, from the curtains to the chandelier to a mystical rowboat that takes her further into an inky adventure. Filled with the imaginative, intricately detailed illustrations Song’s readers have come to love, The Time Chamber presents a view of our world made new—and ready for coloring.
I had the opportunity to review the companion book by this author about the little girls side of this story and found it delightful. When I found this book available I wanted to add it to my library as well. It is full of the same beautifully intricate drawings by this talented artist, Ms. Song.
Much of what was said about The Time Garden in my review can be said for this book also. It is of excellent quality, made from thick paper that I put to the test this time with markers. The pages held up and not one drop bleed through to the other side with any of the colors I used. I did not use sharpies, but standard craft quality markers you can find someplace like Target. My only complaint again is that I wish the pages could be lain flat to make coloring in the inside by the binding easier.
The story is cute and again a nice change from standard coloring books out there. The pictures are lovely and quite intricate, probably best for more experienced color artists and those with a steady hand. Slow and steady though and eventually all the illustrations will become colorful expressions of an afternoon or evening spent relaxing. I plan to keep this book and its companion on my coffee table for movie watching and when ever I need to unwind.
The books would make lovely gifts for most anyone, but I recommend for those friends you might have that are in need of finding some inner peace through recapturing a bit of their youth. Who wouldn’t smile to find one or both of these books with a fresh package of colored pencils waiting for them on their desk at work or their favorite comfy chair. Or perhaps pick them up and treat yourself to an afternoon tech free finding your own happy spot.