FOR THE PLC-WIRO EDITION: Carr, Linda. Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2008. c.112p. ISBN 978-1-58923-384-3. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS Carr (Clothes from the Vogue Patterns Collection) presents a menagerie of whimsical stuffed toys in this enjoyable collection. There are stuffed toys for every child's taste: the usual puppies, kittens, and bunnies, followed by an adorable centipede, a sweet octopus, and a spider that even arachnophobes could snuggle with. What sets the toys apart is their expressive faces, created by adding pattern pieces, sewing button or plastic eyes in a specific manner, or adding detail with a permanent marker. The only potential problem for libraries is that the patterns are included in a pocket on the front of the book rather than interspersed within the text. Creative parents (and grandparents) will enjoy making these toys for the children in their lives. Recommended for most public libraries. - Library Journal, August 2008
About the Author
Linda Carr designs toys, dolls, and kids' and doll clothing for Vogue patterns. She has worked with Vogue to create many licensed patterns, including Jim Henson's Muppets, Cabbage Patch Kids, World Wildlife Federation toys, and the Madame Alexander series. Linda was featured in the February 2007 issue of Vogue Patterns. She is also the author of Classic Cloth Dolls: Beautiful Fabric Dolls and Clothes from the Vogue Patterns Collection.