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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Action and Skill Toys
    • Flipperdinger, Whirligig and Double Whirligig, Whimmydiddle, Buzz Saw, Ball and cup, Hoop Roll, Jacob's Ladder, Do-Nothing machine, Stick Horse, Smoke Grinder, Mountain Bolo, Climbing Bear
  • Tops
    • Finger Top, Spinning Top, Spindle Top
  • Animated Toys
    • The Wrestlers, Limber Jack, Flap Jack, Jumping Jack, Chickens Pecking
  • Balance Toys
    • Skyhook, Saw Man
  • Trick Toys
    • Ball Trick, Fishhook, Jack-in-the-Box, Pillars of Solomon
  • Shooting Toys
    • Beanshooter, Popgun, Whiplash, Rubber Band Gun, Fly Killer, Slingshot
  • Games
    • Caddy, Put and Take, Beanbags
  • Puzzles
    • Contour Puzzle, Ox Yoke Puzzle, Heart and Clevis Puzzle, Pyramid Puzzle, Nail Puzzle, Two-Piece Puzzle, Furniture Puzzle
  • Dolls
    • Corncob and Cornstalk Animals, Corncob Dolls, Cornhusk Dolls, Apple Dolls, Rope Dolls, Rag Dolls, Sock Dolls, Clothespin Dolls, Hoop Snake, Doll Furniture, Finger Puppets, Hand Puppets
  • Noisemakers
    • Cornstalk Fiddle, Bull-Roarer, Whistles, Turkey Call, Harmonica, Crow Call, Ticktack, Rattletrap, Snapping Turtle
  • Woodcarver's Specialties
    • Peach Seed Monkey, The Tree
  • Vehicles and Flying Toys
    • Spool Tractor, Paddle Wheel Boat, Sailboat, Parachute, Flying Machine
  • Miscellany
    • Spool Knitter
  • Index

Title: American Folk Toys: How to Make Them
Author: Dick Schnacke
Publication Date: TPB:1973
Publisher: Penguin Books Inc., Baltimore, MD
Page Count: 160
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 3/4" x 7"
ISBN: 0140462090

SUMMARY- You can see from the table of contents that dolls are just one small section of this book, and all you get is a page of illustration and brief instructions for making each. It was an interesting read for me, as I made a lot of these toys for my siblings and myself to play with growing up. The illustrations and instructions are good enough most of these toys could be accurately reproduced by someone who's never made them before.