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Review: The Time Garden

November 5, 2015

The Time Garden

I’m sure most people are aware that a lot of adults are turning to an old childhood pastime to de-stress.  Coloring for adults is in and adult coloring books are topping bestseller lists.  Adult coloring books are much more detailed and on better quality paper than the ones we all remember from our childhood.

The Time Garden by Daria Song is just gorgeous and can be colored with colored pencils or markers.  It’s illustrations tell the story of a little girl who’s fascinated by a cuckoo clock her father brings home.  When she inspects it, she discovers a fairy who transforms her house into something magical.

This coloring book has a variety of pages – some more detailed than others.  The pages are glued like a traditional binding so you have to break the spine to get the book to lay flat – I think a spiral binding or pages that tear out would have been a nice feature but I’m sure that would have added to the cost.

The Time Garden interior

I’ve tried my hand at coloring and, I’m afraid, I’m not that good at it although I do enjoy it.  I’ve recently discovered YouTube videos with tutorials, though, and can’t wait to try some techniques I’ve seen.  I plan to host a coloring party after the holidays and will definitely be using The Time Garden when I do.

Review copy provided by Ten Speed Press.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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19 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2015 7:28 am

    My coloring isn’t very good either… must check out those tutorials!

  2. Beth F permalink
    November 5, 2015 8:01 am

    Who knew there were tutorials!

  3. November 5, 2015 8:06 am

    I didn’t know there were tutorials on coloring. I love adult, and kids, coloring books.

  4. Patty permalink
    November 5, 2015 8:16 am

    No fair! I want to come!

  5. November 5, 2015 9:28 am

    When I sit in front of my recommending table on Sunday mornings at the bookstore, the rack next to me is full of coloring books. There are probably 2 dozen different ones. It seems to have become quite the craze. Although it’s not for me, I think it’s very cool.

  6. November 5, 2015 10:23 am

    Well I’ve been trying lanyard tutorials on youtube and I still can’t do it! Maybe I’d do better at a coloring tutorial….

  7. November 5, 2015 11:33 am

    i never even thought to check out youtube for tutorials!

  8. November 5, 2015 10:21 pm

    I only heard of this last month when my daughter bought a set to destress!!

  9. November 6, 2015 12:40 am

    A coloring party sounds like so much fun!
    I don’t have this one though it does look gorgeous, but the spine comment is so true for so many of these books. I wish they made it easier to color all of the page.

  10. November 6, 2015 2:48 pm

    I love these books, though I tend to color with my daughter these days more than anything. I had no idea that there was a YouTube series for techniques

  11. November 6, 2015 4:27 pm

    I find it a little humorous that there are tutorials for this, but I’d probably need it.

  12. Literary Feline permalink
    November 6, 2015 6:14 pm

    This is a beautiful book. I’m not good at coloring either, but I do enjoy it. 🙂

  13. November 6, 2015 9:33 pm

    A coloring party?! How fun!

  14. November 7, 2015 12:26 pm

    This sounds like a lovely coloring book. I like that it tells a complete story.

  15. November 7, 2015 2:15 pm

    I have read a lot lately about coloring books for adults, and meant to try one or two. Would love to do an activity like that with my little toddler, and goodness knows that I would enjoy zero stress from now on! 🙂

  16. November 8, 2015 6:59 pm

    Ooh I didn’t know there were coloring tutorials. I need to check those out! This coloring book sounds really lovely.

  17. November 10, 2015 2:04 am

    Coloring? I guess I’m late to this latest fad. It sounds like fun.

  18. bookingmama permalink
    November 13, 2015 9:10 am

    Isn’t it gorgeous? I need to try my hand at some of these coloring books.

  19. November 29, 2015 1:46 am

    I have this book as a gift from my friend who brought it back from the UK. Happy coloring!

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