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  • Introduction
  • General Techniques
  • Two Tubby Teddies
  • The Camels
  • Nursery-Tale Teddies:
    • Wee Teddy Winkie
    • Little Bear Riding Hood
    • Cinderbearella
    • Robear-in-Hood
  • Isabella
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Best-dressed Bear
  • Oceans of Toys(mermaid, fish, octopus, crab, shells, starfish)
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Soft Tops(cars, van, trailer)
  • Sleeping Beauty and the Prince
  • Zoo Rug(rug with "pens" and little zoo animals)
  • Little Boy Blue and Little Bo-Peep
  • Simple Chimps
  • Four Bears
  • Four Furry Toys(lamb, lion, cat, puppy)
  • Wild West Show(pony, Cowboy Bill, Little Brave
  • Clown
  • Stockists
  • English-American Glossary
  • Index

Title: Teddy Bears, Toys & Tales
Author: Jean Greenhowe
Publication Date: TPB:1990
Publisher: David & Charles, UK
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 3/4"
ISBN: 0715393677

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating You get a huge variety of toys, not all of which are listed individually in the Table of Contents. They are designed to appeal to young children and have enough detail to be engaging. Most of the patterns are full-size(but not all). Seam allowances and grainlines are not marked on the patterns(pet peeves of mine).

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Construction is broken down by parts with not a lot of illustration. The patterns may be simple enough for a novice to handle, but the instructions may be hard for them to follow if they don't have at least some experience sewing.

SUMMARY- I'm a fan of Ms. Greenhowe's designs, and find her work very appealing. I can't imagine any child not brightening at being a recipient of a toy designed by her, and this book is crammed full of a wide variety of Teddys, Dolls and animals. If you've got young children to entertain, this is a great resource.

The designer has a website: where she has original knit patterns for sale and also has some free patterns available for download.

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