Book Review: Animal Friends Of Pica Pau

Hello Lovelies!
As many of you know from following my instagram and blog feed I have been enjoying working through the patterns from a gorgeous little crochet book; Animal Friends Of Pica Pau by Yan Schenkel.

As I was working through the patterns, it got me thinking about finally starting the series of Book reviews that I had been thinking about for months (if not years!).
No time like the present, and so I got my camera out and got stuck into making a review of the book.
Hope you like...

Animal Friends of Pica Pau Specifics

  • created by talented Argentinian designer, Yan Schenkel
  • Paperback, by Meteoor Books
  • Over 150 Pages
  • 20 Amigurumi Patterns
  • Less than €1 per pattern!
  • How to of crochet techniques
  • Beautiful colour photography
  • Fun character information and stories to accompany all amigurumi dolls

I have am having such a blast working through this book, the projects really are very cute indeed. Part of the reason why I wanted to do these book reviews is to share with you all when I strike gold, this book is that! It's one hell of a good crochet book....pure gold! I guess that's why I gave it a whopping great 9/10 stars!!!


How do I get my hands on a copy of Animal Friends of Pica Pau?

Animal Friends Of Pica Pau pricing info:

  • Recommended retail price of €18.50 (USD $21.95, GBP £15.95, CAD $26.95)

Animal Friends of Pica Pau is available to order at all good book stores and available here at


Alternatively you can try your luck at winning a copy of "Animal Friends Of Pica Pau" as I bought an extra copy as a gift for you!!!
Details of the giveaway will be up on my Instagram feed later this evening (CET 17.00, 11.02.18)

(Don't have instagram? Simply subscribe to my blog and leave a comment below and you'll be added to the draw)

The lucky winner will be chosen at random next Sunday 18th February! Good Luck hookers!

Other Products Featured In The Book Review

I hope you enjoyed my first book review! I plan on making a whole series of them.
As mentioned in the video, the next book to be reviewed will be Vanessa Mooncies "Animal Heads", a book that you already know I'm a very big fan of!

Finally I just wanted to end this post by making it clear, that these reviews are entirely own, as in I haven't been asked or paid to make them...They are purely some fun as I share my opinion, a way (I hope) of informing others about interesting and new books available to us as crafters.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great start to next week!

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  1. Hi Matt, I loved your book review! A great opportunity to get a closer look at the patterns and the style of the book. I cannot wait to get my hands on this and getting started with some projects of my own and would love a chance to win it here. Cheers, Annika

  2. Wow! I was looking for those patterns! Someone in my town was making these cute little guys and I couldn't figure out where she got the patterns! Yay!

  3. I'd love to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the give away and the review (which made me want to get this book even more than the previous blog did 😊)

  4. Fantastic book review Matt, very informative and such lovely crochet work. Well done:)

  5. Loved your book review. I was able to listen to it as I made dinner tonight. I already have a copy of it but just wanted to Thank you for the fabulous review.

  6. Hi Matt!
    This book is one that my daughter Shannon would love! I love your work!

  7. Your book review was so interesting, you did a great job ! Can't wait to see more of this kind of video. :)