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Title: Eva's Animal Friends
Author: Liz Paludan
Publication Date: TPB:1973
Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc., NY
Page Count: 48
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: 0-517-501260

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. Pattern pieces are full size, but cross the ditch so you'll have to break the binding in order to get a good tracing - and they'll have to be traced since they all overlap each other to save space. That won't be as time consuming as it could be since there are very few markings on the pattern pieces to transfer with the pattern piece. She prefers to work in towelling, which will make very friendly huggable toys, and there is a nice variety. There are patterns for a little bear, Owls, goat(which looks really cool), rabbits, horses, elephant, monkey, lions, fish, eel, crab, big hippo and small hippo.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are broken down by body part and have no illustration with them to help the crafter. The patterns are collected in the back of the book separate from the instructions.

SUMMARY- These toys are a little more sophisticated than baby toys, but probably won't follow them into grade school. The stories that go with the toys are charming.