Saturday 6 July 2013


NZ Writer, Illustrators and Photographers
Fifi Colston, illustrations from the author and various other sources
Wearable Wonders
Scholastic    2013   $21.00pb    88 pages
ISBN 978 1 7754 3158 9

Themes: Crafts/ Wearable art

The annual show of the World of Wearable Arts is famous the world over and the creator of this book, Fifi Colston, has been involved in it from the beginning. In this colourful and very easily accessed book (good index, table of contents and banner headlines), Fifi shows how to make an amazing number of many forms of wearable art - nearly all achievable even by bumble-fingered people like myself.  There is a real emphasis on recycling and the ideas can be expanded and used again and again in a classroom situation. The style of the text is friendly- almost like having a cheerful conversation with the writer.     

 Year 6 up/ Age 10 up (to adult)

The book was launched out at Kilbirnie at the Children’s Bookshop last night and here Fifi, suitably dressed for the occasion, signs copies for Susan Price (The Susan Price Collection.)
For detailed information about Fifi and her achievements just Google her name and also see her Facebook Page:

A Happy 30th Birthday to Hairy Maclary
(see today's The Dominion Post (Wellington) for  an interesting article about him and his creators - page A15) 


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