Dance to the Musicals by Arlene Phillips is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. With ten dance routines set to toe-tapping show numbers, this helps make dancing a hugely pleasurable and rewarding experience. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions, the extensive hardback book also includes a free DVD that showcases four of the dances.
From Sarah Keen, Knitted Farm Animals provides you with a collection of farmyard animals to knit from scratch, each with its own distinct and humorous character. All the original knitting patterns are accompanied by a comprehensive technique section that covers all the necessary know-how you'll need to create these fun and adorable animals. Great for beginners at knitting and also inspiring for more advanced crafters, the 15 patterns are clearly laid out alongside comprehensive techniques and there are stunning photographs to showcase each charming animal.
Joanne Harris has received huge critical and commercial acclaim for her wonderful novel Chocolat, a book that was adapted into a very successful film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. This delightful novel is brought together with two other very fine reads, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange, in this fantastic set. Clever, funny and consistently well-spun stories that deserve your attention.
Now as well as singing the song, you can knit the characters. The Twelve Knits of Christmas brings together 12 charming knitting patterns for making all of the objects, birds, and people mentioned in the song and a beautifully illustrated book containing the words for each verse. Children will love to play with your knitted creations as you sing along together. And the projects can double up as Christmas decorations around your home, centering on the colourful and easy-to-assemble cardboard pear tree tucked into the back of the book.