Daria Song’s The Time Chamber: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book, her second in the Time Series, is a beautifully intricate coloring book designed for adults who need a little to be a kid again. I picked this one up for my wife because she saw adult coloring books in a game store and mentioned how much she just wanted a coloring book to work on and forget about grading papers and assignments. Once she opened this up she was super excited and loved every page! The story doesn’t matter so much to her, and I didn’t care about it either—it is a coloring book, after all—although the owl and gear motifs are fun and inviting.
Though the pictures provide much detail, these pages are not completely filled. Some may like a full edge-to-edge page of tiny spaces that require staying within the lines, but the pages of The Time Chamber provide much needed space to better appreciate what is being colored—too much can be…too much. Some pages are comprised of whole scenes and some are collages of items or abstractions. Both are a delight.
The paper for this book is going to be just a bit too thin for markers, and the detailing can be much too small for crayons. So, we’re sticking with colored pencils for this book.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.