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Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Time Garden by Daria Song

ISBN: 9781607749608
Publisher's 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.

A dazzlingly beautiful coloring book for all ages, The Time Garden will sweep you away into a whimsical cuckoo clock–inspired world, created in intricate pen and ink by the internationally best-selling Korean artist Daria Song. 
Mrs.K's Review:
Ok, I have to admit that I was not a fan of this new type of genre. I did not look beyond the covers of most of these "adult" coloring books. As an educator and librarian, I knew these books of art would not be practical for our shelves. Students would never be able to check these out and color in them.

However, what I found was....
"There once was a little girl who had boundless imagination,
and exploring was one of her favorite things to do." 

An endearing story that captivated my imagination. When the little girl's father brings home an antique cuckoo clock, the little girl just has to take a closer look... to her surprise she discovers a "strange red-haired little fairy." And so her journey begins.

With detailed sketches, you journey with the little girl in and out of the cuckoo clock. Into many "alluring" settings. Into many illusions as enticing as any fantastical dream.

Beautifully designed. Artistically playful. This color book holds the promise of enjoyment, tranquility, and discovery.
Take a moment to read, to color, to relax in a dreamy moment in time, 
"Every object in the house that caught her eye had a brilliant story of its own."
Beautifully crafted... Delightfully fun...
A great gift for yourself and all who love imaginative journeys.  
Meet the author/artist:
Photo of Daria Song  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 from Blogging for Books for this review."
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