Cookie’s Victorian

by Karen Bell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/5/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781449705589

About the Book

Drift back in time and share childhood memories and the ambiance of living in a Victorian dollhouse with an endearing family of animals. Meet Fuzzy the father bear, who constantly has hysterical encounters with inanimate objects, and Cookie the mother duck who loves to find out what’s new and exciting. Button is their son, an inquisitive dog. With him you’ll discover the biggest cave crystals, learn about dinosaurs, what the brightest object in space is, and how to bend water with static electricity. Gumdrop and Kitten are the daughters, a tiger and a kitten, full of creative ideas. With them you’ll make a miniature fairy, cinnamon Christmas ornaments, and a recipe for bubbles. Fun facts about nature, books, and crafts are interwoven with many pleasant family memories. As Cookie’s family travels, you’ll learn about the ocean, discover the highest waterfall, witness unusual trees, be amazed by the world’s largest geyser, and more. And miniaturists will love the wealth of ideas, projects, and sources. Cookie’s Victorian is a book with a little something for everyone who loves the beauty of God’s world, the beauty of Victorian homes, and the beauty of loving families.

About the Author

Karen Bell describes herself as a married, Christian, conservative, home-schooling, stay-at-home mother of two (and newly a grandma, too). Her interest in miniatures started when she was a little girl, when she decorated a box with odds and ends to make a mouse house. In grade school she read the Borrowers and became fascinated with little people. One of her childhood girlfriends had a dollhouse that a relative handcrafted for her and she was selling it, but Karen’s family couldn’t afford to buy it. When she started working, she began to fulfill her childhood dreams by making miniatures and going to miniature shows, where the best artisans from all over the country sell their work. When Karen got married, she started a diary, so she could remember those all those funny, precious moments with her loved ones. Little did she know then that she would draw on those wonderful memories to create a book, and that her husband would turn out to be the main character. Well, how could it be helped, with all the entertaining material he provided her, just by being himself? Karen’s children are grown now and they and her husband have all helped to make her childhood dream come true of creating a Victorian dollhouse, which is extra special to her because they all helped her to make it and a book to remember it by.