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  • Editor's Introduction
  • Reminders about Safety
  • Chapter 1: Precious Stuffed Animals
  • Chapter 2: Adorable Dolls
  • Chapter 3: Just-for-fun Activity Toys
  • Chapter 4: Wooden Playthings
  • Chapter 5: Settings for Fantasy Play
  • Chapter 6: General Instructions
  • Index

Title: Book of Best-loved Toys & Dolls
Author: Woman's Day
Publication Date: Hardcover:1982
Publisher: Sedgewood Press
Page Count: 191
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 0442292384

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. Patterns have to be resized a lot and have minimal markings to help the sewer. On the other hand, they probably don't need a whole lot of markings, as the toys are very simple, with not a lot of detail, or even gussets. Despite this, a lot of the toys are pretty engaging, with enough character to hold a small child's interest, which appears to be what they were aiming for. Stuffed animals are only in one chapter of this book. The rest of the book is full of really fun-looking toys Id have probably loved growing up.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are minimal but so are the toys.

SUMMARY- I didn't really get anything new stuffed toy-wise from this book, but found it an interesting read anyway mostly for chapters 4 and 5. The pull toys like the galloping wooden horse and the sea dragon thats wheels are oval so it bobs up and down as you pull it are particularly cool.