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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION
  • MATERIALS
  • RINGMASTER
  • TOBY DOG
  • CLOWN
  • SEAL
  • POLAR BEAR
  • COSSACK
  • BROWN BEAR
  • SHETLAND PONY
  • CHIMPANZEE
  • HORSE
  • BALLERINA
  • COWBOY

Title: Circus Toys
Author: Peggy Tearle
Publication Date: TPB:1955(second edition)
Publisher: Dryad Press, Leicester(1st edition); Chas A. Bennet Co., Inc., Peoria, IL
Page Count: 60
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are full-size on a nice separate sheet in a pocket glued to the inside back cover. The designer used the old a-b-c method of marking her patterns. There are photos of the toys, and the look good made up.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating I teetered between two and three stars here. Instructions are not broken down into steps, but do have illustration throughout to help the crafter.

SUMMARY- I really liked this book, and thought the patterns were fun and engaging. My only complaint is that there weren't enough of them! I wanted to see a couple of elephant patterns at the least, and maybe a camel or lion. But the Ringmaster and chimpanzee alone were worth the price of admission.