by Meryl Doney


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Throughout history, children in every part of the world have played with toys. Some toys are as simple as the bone whistles of the Stone Age, and some are complicated puzzles and games, but all toys have value because children love to play. Travel the world from Belarus to Senegal and beyond, then try making a Haitian stone creature, a Guatemalan worry doll, a Polish cart and horse, or any of nine other fascinating toys from many cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531158739
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Series: World Crafts Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 10.45(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: IG870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

The World of Toys: Your Own Toy-Making Kit4
Simple Toys--Thailand, Haiti, and South Africa: Make Painted Stone Creatures6
Toys With Bobbing Heads--India: Make Aard the Vark8
Slithery Snakes--Mexico and Chile: Make a Bottle-Cap Snake10
Wriggling Toys--India: Make a Wriggly Snake12
Miniature World--El Salvador, Ecuador, and Guatemala: Make a Box of Worry Dolls14
Dolls Old and New--Peru and Mozambique: Make a Mother and Baby16
Peg Dolls and Apple Grannies--United Kingdom and United States: Make a Doll From an Apple18
A Nest of Dolls--Belarus and Russia: Make Five Dolls in One20
Wooden Horses--Poland and Sweden: Make a Horse-Drawn Cart22
Brightly Colored Transport--Haiti, Ecuador, Senegal, and South Africa: Make Your Own Truck24
Airplanes and Bicycles--Zimbabwe: Make a Bicycle Drummer26
Toys to Catch the Wind--Japan: Make a Mini-Kite28
More Books to Read--Web Sites31

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