I’m so enamored with this simple craft book, called Sock & Glove, by Miyako Kanamori. I’ve totally got a book crush.

The cover is charming and I opened it expecting a simple but excellent how-to book on making stuffed animals from old socks, and found it was so much more. This is no skimpy volume. Before the instruction section even begins, the author spends the first 40 pages introducing us to the 13 different sock-and-glove animals — and their outfits — through a happy story and excellent photography.

The creatures, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and a fish, have the perfect detailing and are just too yummy for words. It’s my two-year-old’s new favorite book.

I can’t say enough about the photography and styling. Just a really well-done book. I wish I could show you every page.

I haven’t tried my hand at making any of the toys yet, but I have been setting aside potential sock candidates. I’m thinking these could be fun for my older kids to make and give to the babies.