“There once was a little girl who had boundless imagination, and exploring was one of her favorite things to do. Every object in the house that caught her eye had a brilliant story of its own…” – Daria Song
As a child, I loved coloring. I wouldn’t say that I was the most artistically gifted of children, but picking up crayons and a coloring book was so freeing. While I secretly maintained a stash of markers and coloring pages throughout high school (and even college), I was absolutely thrilled when adult coloring books became “a thing.” The variety of coloring books is diverse, and some are clearly better than others, but The Time Garden is an absolute treat. Daria Song manages to blend stunning coloring pages on high quality paper with a charming story. The book is bound in a quality way making this a book that can be added to your shelf after you have colored the pictures of the story. The cover has delicate gold accents, and the book jacket gives the book a formal feeling (but can be removed when coloring, making it a practical touch as well). The Time Garden is a one-of-a-kind book that is both a timeless coloring book and a precious story book. While the images are dainty and require precision to be colored in the most beautiful fashion, the story can be enjoyed by all ages. This book is truly a gem!