Book Review: Clangers

“A long way away in a far corner of the sky, on a clear night you can see a faint blue coloured star…”

Of course, if you’re a child of the 1960’s like me, you’ll know that it’s not a star, it’s a planet. In fact, it’s where the Clangers live and as a child I loved this programme more than any other.

I would sit for hours, making tiny Clangers from old socks and pieces of felt, saving milk bottle tops to stick on cardboard and make my own moonscape.

Now, as a grown up I am completely reliving that childhood thanks to the wonderful people at Collins and Brown, who, just in time for Christmas gift giving bring you the Clangers book.

15 easy to follow projects are clearly laid out and photographed. Complete with tips and tricks to help you on your way, even a novice knitter should be able to produce their very own Soup Dragon (thanks to Carol Meldrum’s delightful patterns).

I loved turning the pages of this book. Put it on your Christmas wish list and relive your childhood – or – for you “youngsters” check out Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate’s fabulous story telling here and then come back and tell me you don’t want your very own Clanger!

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  1. Ali

     /  September 16, 2012

    How fabulous! We did a little happy twirl when we saw the originals at an exhibition in Bowes museum a few years ago. Brings back lots of memories…going to check the www for a Noggin the Nog pattern…theres a challenge for you!! Ali x

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