"Wool-Girl and the Balls of Wool" ISBN 978-0-9592780-1-9
Author : Maureen Bryan who has had a career as a clay and glass artist under the name of Maudie.
As the pages turn, Wool-Girl appears to come alive. An outfit is knitted for her and we see the process. She knits, packs the mail bag, beach combs with her friend Yarn-Boy, makes sand pictures, and builds, paints and launches a paper boat. She bush walks with Yarn-Boy, Pinky, Scruffy and Mr. and Mrs. Mouse.
Published 2012 - 40 pages, 210mm W 147mm H
A cute and colourful picture book for young children which encourages observation. A book for adult/child, teacher/student, enjoyment. Ideas for activities -
• making, painting and sailing a paper boat
• making a kite and flying it
• cutting out and decorating the cardboard template of the doll.
It has one page of text - the introduction where the story is told. Dioramas and photography create a book of tabloids.
Scenes were shot on the Derwent River Hobart and Marion Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania. All the wool dolls, dioramas, photography, glasswork and text by the author. The book was made and printed in Tasmania.
Proceeds of the sale of the book go to KasCare a not-for-profit organisation with Knit-a-square as its primary programme.
A cardboard template of Wool-Girl is inserted inside the back cover. It can be made into a boy or a girl.