I wasn’t exactly sure of what I would receive, but 30 mini books under $15 seemed like a good deal to me. This kit is called “My Miniature Library” and you can find it at Amazon at an affordable price. Also, I don’t shy away from spending a day cutting and folding paper (it was more like 2 days to be honest). I find focused, repetitive tasks therapeutic. If you’d rather shove bamboo under your nails than assemble 30 tiny books, this may not be for you.
The kit delivers as promised – you get 30 books to make and a mini ‘library’ to store them in. You cut out book covers and page strips, then accordion-fold all the interior pages. You also get a tiny room to display it in (cleverly inside the box). A cardboard bookcase is also included – which you must punch out and assemble. All the books tuck in with ample space for a few nic-nacs. I won’t be using the box or bookcase, but they are pretty darn cute! This kit would actually be more suited for older children. Serious collectors may turn up their nose at this – but it’s all for fun really, and great accessories to display with my ball jointed dolls.
These books are too big for dollhouse scale, but they would be lovely in 1:8th to 1:6th (play scale). I am thinking Blythe or Iplehouse BID dolls. I’ll be using them for my dolls. For ease of putting them together, they made all the books the same size. My one tiny suggestion: a little variety would have been nice. But I am not complaining as they are super cute – and did I mention they are full, proper stories inside? Yes, proper! Not 3 words to a page….very readable and enjoyable. I recommend this kit for older kids stuck inside on a rainy day. Whatever they don’t complete can be tucked back inside the box for the next rainy day.
But this is also great to keep as a gift stash and give one away to a deserving child…or 30 deserving children! For nothing other than to inspire reading and an interest in minis. What kid wouldn’t be thrilled to get a wee story book?