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Book Title:
The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book
Book Author:
Daria Song
Publishing Date:
October 13th, 2015
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill

Synopsis

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.

My Review

This is one of those rare magical books that takes you to a completely new place, just by leafing through the book.  There is an adorable little story in the book about a fairy who lives in a cuckoo clock, … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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Book Title:
Secret New York: Color Your Way to Calm
Book Author:
Zoe de Las Cases
Publishing Date:
October 6th, 2015
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company

Synopsis

A coloring book that will relax and inspire--all the while transporting you to the wonderful world of New York City.

Get your pens out, open this book, and discover a New York like you've never seen before. Gaze up in awe at the towering buildings and make your way through the bustling streets as you travel from Manhattan to Brooklyn and beyond.

Feel the stress melt away as you bring the city--and your inner artist--to life. Appealing to all ages, this intricate coloring book will inspire and delight.

My Review

Having never actually been to New York, this coloring book fascinated me from the time I saw the cover.  It really always did strike me as odd that I’ve never been to New York, considering I live only a few … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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Book Title:
Tropical World: A Coloring Book Adventure
Book Author:
Millie Marotta
Book Series:
Millie Marotta Coloring Books
Publishing Date:
September 8th, 2015
Publisher:
Lark Crafts

Synopsis

Lose yourself in a riot of beauty and mindful drawing with bestselling adult coloring book author Millie Marotta—whose books have sold 1.5 million copies!!

Created by the bestselling author of Animal Kingdom, this is one of the most gorgeous adult coloring books out there. Millie Marotta's intricately designed tropical world beckons would-be artists to enter and make their mark. Add bright and brilliant colors to exotic blooms or a parrot's feathers. Complete a rainforest scene, add fine lines to palm trees, create new patterns, or use your creativity to personalize the illustrations. It's a wonderful way to fire up your imagination and relieve stress—and the high-quality paper makes it perfect for color pencils.

My Review

When I first heard about this book, I fell in love with the cover and the fact that it was focused on being tropical.  While I haven’t seen Millie Marotta’s first coloring book – Animal Kingdom, I thought this one … Continue reading

4 stars
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Book Title:
The Calm Coloring Book
Publishing Date:
July 8th, 2015
Publisher:
Chartwell Books

Synopsis

his delightful book offers a wide and enticing range of gorgeous designs and scenes for you to color in and make your own. The images and patterns of flora and fauna provide a relaxing way to explore the artist inside you. By following your creative instincts, you will de-stress your mind and body and be rewarded with a portfolio of beautiful finished artworks.

My Review

The cover of this coloring book, along with the title, which claims to have nice, calming images within, is what drew me to this book.  The cover image features cute little birds perched on a branch, with some flowers and … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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Book Title:
I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos
Book Author:
Andrea Pippins
Publishing Date:
November 10th, 2015
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade

Synopsis

For fans of Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest comes a hip, gorgeous doodle coloring book about all things hair. Unlike other adult coloring books, which depict nature scenes and cityscapes, this title celebrates strong, confident women with a passion for style, design, and fashion.

Revel in the mesmerizing patterns and intricate details of Andrea Pippins’s delicate pen-and-ink illustrations, ready for you to color, complete, and embellish. Lose yourself in page after page of bold hairstyles and accessories, from rows of braids, to Mohawks, to sweeping updos, to cascades of ribbons and beads. Be transported to another world as you ink in Medusa’s slithering coiffure, Cleopatra’s elaborate headdress, and Marie Antoinette’s towering bouffant.

Perfect for experienced color-inners and newcomers alike. Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will love this empowering and stylish book. So go ahead—let your hair down, grab some pens or pencils, and add some color to your life.

My Review

As far as adult coloring books go, there are either full of flowers, animals, peaceful scenes, mandalas, or other images that are created to inspire serenity, peace, and the feeling of calm.  But this coloring book is unlike any other … Continue reading

5 stars
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Book Title:
The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book
Book Author:
Daria Song
Book Series:
Time Series (#1)
Publishing Date:
September 1st, 2015
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill

Synopsis

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. Then, explore the magical world outside the clock through the eyes of a fairy in the sequel, The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book.

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.

My Review

This book is one of the most beautiful books I have come across.  It’s also different, as far as coloring books go.  Instead of just having a set of random pictures thrown together to fit a certain theme, this book contains … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Color Me Mindful - Underwater
Book Author:
Anastasia Catris
Book Series:
Color Me Mindful
Publishing Date:
July 30th, 2015
Publisher:
Gallery Books

Synopsis

These intricate and beautifully detailed line drawings of underwater scenes are ready for you to bring to life. Relieve stress, practice your mindfulness, and discover your creative side as you unplug and slow down by filling these exquisite pages with color.

No matter our age, useful mindfulness techniques can help re-center us amidst a world of noisy stimuli constantly vying for our attention. Coloring can act like a tranquil meditation—relax and unwind with this calming coloring book for adults featuring beautifully detailed line drawings and designs of soothing ocean motifs.

Make your mark—inside or outside the lines—with these fifty beautiful black and white illustrations of fish, turtles, coral, and other amazing ocean life just waiting for your gentle touch to bring the magic of the sea to life.

Don’t miss the other adult coloring books in the Color Me Mindful series: Color Me Mindful: Birds and Color Me Mindful: Tropical. Join the coloring craze!

My Review

Color Me Mindful: Underwater was the first “grown up” coloring book that I bought.  I always loved to color when I was little (and I found myself coloring in my daughters’ coloring books all the time), so when I saw … Continue reading

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