Monday, July 19, 2010

The Bunny Book

I have a little obsession with quiet books.  I love looking at ideas around the web, and I love creating my own books.  When I taught, one of my favorite activities was making paper books with my kindergarteners.  We made several versions of positional word books for different seasons/holidays.  We had spider stickers to place on fall items, a pilgrim hunting for a turkey, etc.  They loved being able to manipulate a character through the book to practice positional concepts (above, below, on, right, left, etc.), and enjoyed reading the simple text on the pages.  I simply took this idea, and translated it into a more durable felt and fabric book.  As soon as I finished it, my boys eagerly took turns helping the bunny hop through the pages.   This was so fun and simple to put together, I may be working on some more in the near future.  So, here it is, "The Bunny Hops..."


So now I have a question for you, dear readers.  Is this something that you are interested in putting together yourself?  Would you like a tutorial?  I have been debating on whether to turn this little passion of mine into a small business.  Should I sell patterns, set up quiet book making classes (this one would only apply if you live close by...), sell the finished products?  I guess I'm not a big risk taker, so I'd like to get some advice before jumping into something like this.  Oh, and if you decide to make one, I'd love so see your results! Feel free to use my ideas, for personal use only.  Thanks!

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  1. I would definitely be interested. I love getting your ideas for free... but I think people would be interested in buying them. If you ever do a quiet book making class let me know.

  2. I wish I had your talent! Cate sure loved those quiet books you made. :)

  3. I love the book and you have so many great ideas. Go for it. You love the creative outlet so it would be time well spent. How do you get the satin stitch so nice? Is it just a really tight zigzag?

  4. This is awesome!!!! Just found your amazing blog by ABC and 123...Love all your quiet books...they're amazing!!!

  5. I would definitely buy one of those books from you. I'm not a very crafty person, so it's great to find things already made. And that book is just too cute!