COLLECTING CLASSIC GIRLS' TOYS


COLLECTING CLASSIC GIRLS' TOYS

SUSAN BREWER    Book Number: 82892    Product format: Hardback

This nostalgia-packed offering is sure to include at least some of the toys that you played with as a child, and maybe those that your parents and grandparents loved as well. Although it concentrates on toys that girls enjoy, the author is at pains to point out that girls enjoy boys' toys too, and of course, many toys are unisex. So in addition to the dolls, dolls houses, prams, cots and tea-sets, you will also find toy projectors, bicycles and string puppets. Other types of toys comprise Fuzzy Felt, board games, Hama beads, sewing kits, paper dolls, toy farm animals and dressing up costumes as well as construction toys including Lego, Meccano and Sticklebricks. Amongst the chapters are 'Houses and Homes', 'Traditional Toys', 'Caring and Cooking', 'Cuddlies and Character Creatures' and 'Keeping Little Fingers Busy', each filled with descriptions of toys loved through the decades. The 1970s and 80s saw a tremendous surge in character toys as manufacturers recognised that children liked to collect as many items as they could from a series, hence the My Little Ponies, Sylvanian Families, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Lady Lovelylocks, Flower Fairies, Rainbow Brite and Polly Pocket ranges. Manufacturers seem to indoctrinate girls at an early age into loving the colour pink, using it on both toys themselves and the packaging, in the belief that pink will prove irresistible. At the end of the book is a useful dictionary of manufacturers. There is also a foreword by Angela Rippon, creator of the Victoria Plum character dolls. 282pp. Colour and b/w illus. All copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, our friend and reviewer, Sue!
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ISBN 9781844680689
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from JULIE DANIELS on 25/06/2018
I was so pleased with this book, plenty of photographs and info on the toys, and you get transported to a happier time! Nostalgia creeps up as you get older, and I have since purchased a dolls house, which I am furnishing as a replica of my childhood home, and a cute classic doll i missed along the way. Simple pleasures! I may hunt down more books in this series.