Review: The Time Chamber by Daria Song
A magical story and coloring book. Published October 13th 2015 by Watson-Guptill (first published September 3rd 2015).
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 the bestselling Time 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. With her she packs her favorite items, which colorers can find throughout the book’s pages: an owl-feathered pen, a star-scented spray, a time tape measure…even the key to the time chamber itself!
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.
The Time Chamber 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. (Goodreads)
Adult coloring books are all the rage. I expect them to be at the top of a lot of Christmas lists for book lovers this year. Not only are they a lot of fun, but they can help you unwind and stimulate your brain. Daria Song offers not only stunning images, but a story about a fairy living in a cuckoo clock who decides to visit the outside world. The little red-headed fairy ends up exploring a little girls’s bedroom and all the wonders that await. There’s a variety of simple patterns and intricate line work. There is also a visual index, but most impressive is the removable dust jacket that is fully colorable. It’s enchanting and yes, it’s magical. I rate this coloring book, The Time Chamber by Daria Song 5 stars.
DARIA SONG is an author and artist with a master’s degree in fiber arts from the Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Fine Arts. Winner of the Kyung Hyang Arts Contest, Song has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in Korea, Singapore, Turkey, and Hong Kong. She is a lecturer at the Kaywon School of Arts and her illustrations can be found in Amore Pacific and SK Planet. She spent five years of her childhood in San Francisco before returning to Korea, and the sense of wonder and mystery that comes from living in a far-off place inspired her internationally best-selling adult coloring book, The Time Garden.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books.