Yes, they have done it again - Brian and Donna Gibbs have written yet another excellent and easy-to-follow book on bear making!
This beautifully photographed manual is both very appealing and very easy to follow - my 14 year old daughter is keen to start making the plush bear and says that it looks really easy as each step is accompanied by a clear photograph.
The book progresses through the various levels of bear-making gradually by introducing an additional skill in each chapter, such as the introduction of more defined features or of felt footpads, thus giving the bearmaker more confidence and therefore able to produce a more advanced bear each time if desired. There is also a clear and simple photographic guide to the techniques at the beginning of the book which simplifies the process even more.
My favourite has to be the gorgeous brown four-pawed Grizzly Bear or his friend the Polar Bear, closely followed by the adorably cheeky Shaggy Bear and the fully jointed traditional Heirloom Bear but there are so many to choose from - in fact one for everyone's taste.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone wanting to make a bear as I think it will persuade you to create a cuddly and it is the Gibbs' best book to date! Well done!
(When is the next one due?!)