(Review) The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book by Daria Song

Publication Date: September 1, 2015.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill, Crown Publishing.
Genre: Coloring book.
Age range: 10 and up.
Pages: 80.
Source: Free copy from Blogging for Books, Watson-Guptill, and Crown Publishing.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

For more information visit the publisher: Crown Publishing. 
And a free goody for you, the ability to download and print color pages: Read it Forward.

Barnes and Noble

If you've visited Barnes and Nobles, Sam's Club, Walmart, or Target you've noticed "grown-up" inspired coloring books.
These new coloring books all have unique stand-out differences from the old style children's coloring books:

  • Thick pages.
  • Detailed drawings. 
  • Complex and intricate drawings inside the main drawing on each page. 
  • Theme inspired books.
  • A large assortment of choices, from nature themes, to magical kingdoms, to human anatomy.
  • More pages per book. 
  • A work-out for the brain, yet it feels like play and relaxation. 

The Time Garden is the first coloring book I've reviewed. It's exciting to be apart of a growing and developing new field of art and books.
Things I love about The Time Garden:

  • The pages lay-open flat.
  • The pages are thick. 
  • The inside cover jacket gives the ability to color.
  • A mini-story of the heroine is included.
  • The coloring book is filled with clocks and time-pieces.
  • A visual index is included, small, but with more opportunities to color. 
  • Owls make several entrances to the pictures. 

I recommend the following to use as tools to color:
Prismacolor pencils.
Derwent pencils.
You don't have to buy these through Amazon. If you check the newspaper you can find coupons for Hobby Lobby and Michael's. You can also visit Hobby Lobby and Michael's websites for coupons.

The following Facebook groups focus on adult coloring books.
Coloring Creates Calm
Colour Me Crazy!
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Worldwide
Adult Colouring and All Round Chit-Chat
Colouring With Company
Adult Colouring Club