This book has projects for beginner knitters as well as very experienced knitters. The farmyard play mat is so simple but looks fabulous and has, not only every family of animals, but even the fences and hay! You wil find a reindeer, scottie dog, monkey, kangaroo, fairytale mice, rag head doll, dalmation, skating elephant and pirate rat too. The book is not short of teddies and rabbits of all types, as angels, farmers, sailors and even ballerinas! There are some quite chalenging projects knitting with colours, such as the gingham bear and tartan bear, but they are well worth the effort. The two outstanding features of these toys are firstly the fantastic shaping instructions of the creatures, and secondly their colourful clothing as in the slip stitch colour pattern of the girl rabbit's dress and the wonderful fair isle slipover for a teddy. Well worth every penny.