Making Action Toys in Wood

Anthony Peduzzi, Author Sterling Publishing (NY) $0 (120p) ISBN 978-0-8069-1224-0
In a charming and sophisticated manual, the Peduzzis have combined fascinating folklore and practical woodworking instruction. With chatty, anecdotal text and meticulous diagrams and line drawings, the authors present as toy-making projects a variety of playthings whose colors and movement have fascinated children for centuries. There is a balancing parrot, a rope climber and a ""ziggy-zaggy,'' to name a few. Merry-go-rounds, we learn, were used originally to train would-be knights in the use of the lance. These toys don't look easyprecision is absolutely vitalbut the appeal of the final results should make the effort worthwhile. (February)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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