Love From Woolly: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Woolly Gifts

Love From Woolly

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Witchbaby and I chanced upon Love From Woolly: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Woolly Gifts by Nina Michaels at the bookstore last weekend while we waited for the hub to get a haircut. It was instant love—well, for me at least. Witchbaby slapped her palms against the board pages and babbled to herself, but whether it was in approval or disapproval, I cannot say.

With gorgeous illustrations by Nicola Smee, Love From Woolly is part interactive guessing game, part touch-and-feel book, with actual knitted fabric peeking out from within cut-outs of socks, mittens, hats, and scarves that Woolly has knitted for her menagerie of friends. Her handiwork is, in turn, hidden beneath movable flaps disguised as presents, and your child is invited to guess the identities of the knitted gifts based on the rhyming clues offered. Utterly charming.


  1. Leigh said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hi there! Was lucky enough to find your blog today and I just love it. I am work right now and I can’t’ wait to get home and look some more. I’ve never had interest in knitting but somehow, I ended up reading Debbie Macomber’s Blossom STreet books and now I want to learn. I noticed you read one at some point and time. Normally, her books aren’t my thing, but I guess we read what we need to read.
    Anyway, I wanted to let you know that you seem pretty amazing and your baby is gorgeous! My daughter is six years old now, but my pregnancy with her was difficult and the post partem depression was absolutely brutal. I wasn’t sure I would make it. I had no regrets with her and no suicidal or homicidal feelings or anything like that, but I felt as though I had lost everything in the world that meant anything to me. I really can’t express the horror of it all. Trite but true, time heals all. Glad you’re back and feeling better. Look forward to reading more of your blog! Take care!

  2. Jason said,

    August 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    What a great site that you have here! I have a blog myself which inspires people. I would like to exchange links with you. You can contact me through email or by a comment on my site. Let me know if this possible. Keep up the good work! Jason

  3. shannon said,

    October 31, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    This is a great site. I thinks my kids would love a wolly book. Keep up the good work.

  4. Crystal Elegance said,

    February 5, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I think the idea illustrated by Nicola Smee in the book makes it much more appealing to induldge yourself in it… The intereactive part just is a superb way to involve someone, like a reader or gamer, to get involved more in the book…If this book , as you say, such a good gift to buy, I’d try it once. I’m starting to look for shopping this book…thanks

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