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Title: Sock Happy Pals
Author: Barbara Finwall
Publication Date: Trade:1999
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Page Count: 20
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 3/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: Unknown

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. I'm not really into sock monkey's but my husband loves them (and oppossums, and platypi - and figure he married me). Despite that, this book was kind of cool. The patterns are full-size, and have the seam allowance marked on them. There are 8 toys in all. Six animals: bear, cat, farmer, lamb, bunny, and frog, with a moose head and a hobby horse thrown in at the back. They're rather ingenious.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. The instructions are laid out in simple step 1-2-3 format with illustrations for each step. It would be hard to go wrong, even for a neophyte.

SUMMARY- This book wasn't about teaching design methods, so it has no mechanics rating. It did what it set out to do, which was show how to make 8 different sock toys, and it did it very well, and all in 20 pages.