Biz Storms is an avid quilter and the author of Quilting. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
June Bradford is an illustrator whose books include Quilting and Gifts to Make and Eat. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Gr 3-6-These series entries are attractively designed and have eye-catching photos and lots of kid appeal. Each book contains a wonderful assortment of gift ideas and projects. MacLeod's introduction covers measuring (metric and imperial), baking tips, and other dos and don'ts concerning food preparation. Appropriate safety/allergy warnings are given. The edible presents, prepared in three or four steps, include chocolate, party food, cookies, soup, seasonings, muffins, candy, and beverages. Ideas for wrapping, tagging, and mailing gifts are also given. Children will especially enjoy Truffle Mice, Great Granola, Gingerbread People, Chocolate Pretzels, and Reindeer Canes. Storms opens with a discussion of fabric, thread, supplies, stitches, and more. The instructions give the basics of this craft and specific projects, such as appliquing clothing, a pincushion, or a wall quilt; making a pencil case, book bag, organizer, pin, pillow, a pieced mini-quilt, and the most challenging project-a Hopscotch Lap Quilt. In both books, the colorful photos and illustrations capture details and design and are an excellent accompaniment to the clear, step-by-step instructions. Useful and popular additions to library collections.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Books in the first-rate Kids Can Do It series continue to give
children an opportunity to develop craft skills by providing
projects that are both age appropriate and lots of fun. Quilting
uses step-by-step instructions keyed to excellent color
illustration to present basics.--Booklist
The colorful photos and illustrations capture details and design and are an excellent accompaniment to the clear, step-by-step instructions. Useful and popular additions to library collections.--School Library Journal