Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 13, 2014

New books are great, but older books also have wonderful ideas! Check these out:

Children’s Costumes: A Treasure Trove of Amazingly Original Designs — Simple to Make and Fun to Wear by Gill Dickinson

Well, what can I add to that? The title says it all!           [J646.478 DICKINSON]

Nifty, Thrifty, No-Sew Costumes and Props by Carol Ann Bloom

“Enhance the power of imaginative play or dramatic productions by creating a full wardrobe of interchangeable costumes—for a wide variety of characters, animals, and creatures—without picking up needle and thread.”             [646.47806 BLOOM]

Dress Up by Moe Casey

“Presents a variety of costumes for all types of occasions, suggesting how to design, make, and use them.”                [J646.478 CASEY]

Fabulous Fun Costumes by Juliet Moxley

“Who needs to pay outrageous prices for boring costumes when you can make them yourself? Basic sewing techniques are all you need to delight any child who wants to dress up like a bunny, ghost, clown, fairy, mermaid, or dinosaur. Four-color photos guide you through the process of making each costume.”                 [ 646.4786 MOXLEY]

Dazzling Disguises and Clever Costumes by Angela Wilkes

“An exciting book offers hundreds of interesting projects to entertain children, including step-by-step instructions for creating funny faces, hats, headdresses, and crafty clothes; how to turn a box into a monster, robot, animal, or bird; and how to create wigs and beards from yarn and cotton.”                                [J646.478 WILKES]

Rosie O’Donnell’s Crafty U by Rosie O’Donnell

“A a fresh and fun collection of 100 easy craft projects for parents and kids (age 5 through 12). Projects include bunny piñatas for spring, tie-dye T-shirts for summer, creepy costumes for Halloween, very merry garlands for the holidays, Valentine’s Day bouquets, and much more. Packed with practical advice, step-by-step instructions, and gorgeous full-color illustrations, Rosie O’Donnell’s Crafty U offers plenty of inspiration for craft projects the whole family can enjoy on holidays, rainy days, or any “crafty” day!”                       [745.5 O’DONNELL]



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