Posts Tagged ‘gnome’
Storytelling traditions all over the world tell of little folk – gnomes, dwarves leprechauns and many others. Gnome figures are fun for children to make and play with, and they appeal to their vivid imaginations.
Thomas and Petra Berger show how to make gnomes out of walnuts, twigs, wool and paper, as well as from a variety of other media. There are plenty of different types of gnome to keep children amused for hours. Any of the characters in the book would be at home on a seasonal nature table. The Gnome Craft Book includes instructions for making Astrid Lindgren’s classic gnome the Tomten.
Take a look at this beautiful anthology of stories, written by Ineke Verschuren and illustrated by bestselling author Daniela Drescher. The book is a collection of forty stories from around Europe about magical fairies, dwarfs, dragons, gnomes, and little folk. The stories come from Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Spain and Scandinavia.
This collection of stories is ideal for bedtime, or cozying up in an armchair. The stories are not too long, and so will be excellent for young solo readers looking for a challenge. Did I mention the luscious illustrations? Sure to spark imaginative games fighting dragons and helping the fairies!
We are proud to share with you some our newest treasures from A Charlie Horse. Based in outer Melbourne, long-time knitter Nicola has created a range of magical handcrafted toys created almost entirely from natural materials. From her experience as a kindergarten teacher she has an insight into making durable toys that will spark imaginations for many years.
Pop in and visit her knitted and felted toadstools and fairies before they’re all whisked off to loving new homes!