Be swept away in a world of fancy with Daria Song's "The Time Garden". A beautiful storybook in a form of minimal words, and pages and pages of pen and ink illustrations taking you to a magical world.
"The Time Garden" is a storybook, and a coloring book for all ages. Personally, I love using my Staedtler triplus fineliner markers to color in all the details of the clock tower, the leaves on a beautiful tree, the lines on the roofs as you look across and fly away on a bunch of balloons. What imagination! What imagery! Color the way you want it to be, a yellow tree, an orange star, a green lantern...etc. This is a sophisticated version of a simple coloring book. A tween or a teen will appreciate your thoughts and sensitivity on their love of drawing or doodling. An adult will appreciate your sense of whimsy. As to the story, as I look through page by page, it reminds me of a recent illustrated children's book titled, "Journey" by Aaron Becker. It too gave readers of all ages (tailored towards younger kids) a sense of creating with imagination. And with that, I thought of the most classic story of imaginations - Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". Let your inner child through with great stories and coloring books. Great for self use to just relax and imagine, and great as gifts as well.
NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Wason-Guptill, a division of Crown Publishing through Blogging for Books for an honest review.