Book Review: This is Mouse - An Adventure in Sewing by Brenna Maloney

I'll admit it: I'm basically a kid at heart. When I was young, I was always told that I was "so mature for my age". Now that I'm older, much, much older, I've decided that I want to be immature in some areas of my life. I love cute, snuggly, cuddly stuffies and can't resist anything fun or whimsical (just ask any of my friends about the many little animals hanging off my backpack), so I instantly fell in love with This is Mouse - an Adventure in Sewing by Brenna Maloney.

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Photos courtesy of http://www.ctpub.com

Brenna apparently has the same off-kilter sense of humour that I do, as evidenced by her other books, Sock it to Me, Sockology and Socks Appeal (don't you love those titles?!).

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Photos courtesy of http://www.ctpub.com

In her latest book, This is Mouse, you have instructions on how to make Mouse as well step by step instructions with photos on how to create his friends and accessories. 

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Photos courtesy of http://www.ctpub.com

Each section of the book is another "world" and includes accessories for Mouse, creatures and buildings appropriate to that world. While all the chapters are delightful, I especially liked the chapter called "Blast Off" where Mouse goes into space in a rocket and meets some space aliens. Gotta love the foil helmet!

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Photos courtesy of http://www.ctpub.com

You don't need to have little ones in your household to enjoy the critters and creatures in this book - it's okay to make them just for you :)

Creatively,