Book Title:
The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book
Book Author:
Daria Song
Publishing Date:
October 13th, 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.

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, and comes out one night to explore the world outside of the clock.  The story itself is magical, but the illustrations and designs in this book are what really set it apart.

time chamber 1

The book has so many wonderful and whimsical illustrations, each one lending even more character and beauty to this book.  The pages themselves are bright white and are able to be filled in with whatever colors your imagine can run wild with.  The pages themselves are pretty thick and of wonderful quality, so you aren’t limited to color pencils…I can see markers and pens working great for this coloring book, as well.  Some of the designs span across two pages, and others are single page designs, but either way, they’re all beautiful.  There is also a neat little treasure hunt throughout the book, lending to even more interaction with it.

time chamber 2

If you’ve already checked out Daria Song’s previous book, The Time Garden (you can see my review for that one here), then you’ll see some familiar things…such as the owl (so cute).  If you haven’t seen the first book yet, you don’t really have to be familiar with that one to fall in love with this one, but the two of them together are really magical.

This is one of those coloring books I know I will go back to time and time again, and I’m looking forward to checking out different types of coloring materials in it, such as gel pens and markers.  Even if you don’t like to color, you won’t be able to help but appreciate the beauty and magic that makes up this book, even if you just buy it for the story!

Note: I received a copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.


4.5 stars
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