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The Big Acorn Race: A Story with Crochet Patterns and Projects Paperback – March 9, 2016
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"The Big Acorn Race is a delightful story filled with whimsy, magic, and fun. It inspires the imagination... and then gives readers the tools to crochet the characters so that they can let that imagination run wild. Original, unique, and unbelievably adorable!!" --Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence
"In The Big Acorn Race, Jennifer Olivarez tells a charming story set in a cheerful crocheted world, and offers fun projects with friendly illustrations and lots of step-by-step photos." --Suzann Thompson, author of Cute Crochet World
"The Big Acorn Race is super cute and extremely creative. I was particularly impressed with the level of detail and photography in Jennifer's instructions!" --Twinkie Chan, author of Twinkie Chan's Crocheted Abode à la Mode
"The story of The Big Acorn Race is cute and just the right length for kids with short attention spans. And what kid wouldn't love to have the characters of their book to play with? Jennifer's instructions are so very well done and easy to follow. I just can't wait to pull out my crochet hook and yarn and get started!" --Lois Weaver, ZoZo FiberArts
"We love how The Big Acorn Race not only tells a heartwarming story but also inspires readers to create a mini crochet universe of their own." --Liz & Jimmy Reed of Cuddles and Rage
About the Author
Jennifer Olivarez is the writer and artist behind Squirrel Picnic, a craft blog that features free whimsical crochet patterns and follows the adventures of two little squirrels named Hodge and Podge who remind us to make time in our busy lives for play. Jennifer has been crocheting and knitting for over twenty years and crafting for even longer. A lifelong storyteller, she also enjoys coming up with new adventures for her crochet friends.
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The story, featuring characters from squirrelpicnic.com, is very cute, but the pattern section is where the book really shines. The tutorials are well done, with clear photography to illustrate the stitches. There are even a few tricks in there that an advanced crocheter (specifically this reviewer) would appreciate. The projects are fun to do and not particularly complicated. The author did a really great job of finding ways to take objects from the story and make them into interesting projects--a clutch, a bracelet, a barrette, a pillow, and more.
The unique concept behind this book was executed very well. I think crocheters of all ages would enjoy it, but it would be especially suited to a crocheter with young children or for children who are learning (or interested in learning) to crochet themselves.
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