Recently, Q and I were at a thrift store just looking around. We both love books, and found ourselves in the book area for a long time. I came across a cloth book called, My Quiet Book. It had lots of pages in it filled with educational and fun things for young children to do and it was in such great shape. It cost me 52 cents after tax--what a deal! I'm so excited to have this as I've been wanting to learn how to make these kinds of books. It will be fun for the little guys that sometimes visit us with their parents.
I will describe each page of the book so that you can get a glimpse of this treasure I now have in my hands. I was unable to download all the pictures, but hope that these few will give you an idea on this great hand-made book.
Cover: My Quiet Book (with appliqued duck on front)
Inside cover: "We will have so much fun together my quiet book and I, I will look at it and not disturb the folks who are close by. Property of--"
Page 1: Pet me, I'm soft (little furry bear to touch)
Page 2: Stop! Wait! Go! (red, yellow and green street lights that come on and off with velcro)
Page 3: Button my shirt ! (picture shown above)
Page 4: Try me on! (mitten)
Page 5: Tie my shoe (with real laces)
Page 7: Bow Wow! Come play with me. (little dog is attached to a leash and come out of its dog house to play.)
Pages 8 and 9: Count the wheels on the train.
Page 10: What time is it? (The hands really move!)
Page 11: Put the apples in the basket. (The apples are attached to the tree with snaps.)
Page 12: Peek inside! (It's a teepee and you can open the flaps to see an Indian boy.)
Page 13: Put me in my cage. (Place the furry rabbit in a cage pocket. He's attached with a snap.)
Page 14: Braid my hair (little girl with yarn hair that can be braided)
Page 15: Zip the bag! (sleeping bag with zipper)
Page 16: Surprise! There was nothing inside his mouth, so I thought I could make a banana or cookie out of felt.
Isn't this great? I can't wait to make my own "quiet book." It's so much fun!