Some while ago, I bought the book Knitted Wild Animals. It has proved to be a very useful purchase as there has been quite a baby boom amongst our friends and family and these little chaps make lovely little gifts. The patterns are mostly pretty clear and explanations of the stitches can be all found at the back. I found the knitting part of it quite straightforward. The construction of the animals is straightforward in theory but I found it quite fiddly and I was never quite happy with the way I attached the bases. Having said that, I’m pretty happy with the results although whether they stand up to the wear and tear of child’s play remains to be seen.