My Miniature Library - Story Snug

My Miniature Library by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

My Miniature Library is a breathtakingly beautiful book making kit with templates to make 30 tiny books. There’s even a tiny bookcase to store them in (although the dolls in our dolls house also have some on their bookcase now too!). We had a wonderful time making and then reading these little books which, along with the bookcase, come in a sturdy, beautifully illustrated box that can be opened out to make your own library!

We were so excited when we opened the book box and couldn’t wait to start making our tiny books which measure 3.8 x 3cm. There’s a choice of 10 fairytales plus well known rhymes and non fiction titles. There are also 10 templates for creating your own books.

The book making instructions are really easy to follow and the only extras you need are scissors and a glue stick. Simply cut out your pages, fold them, cut out the book covers, fold them and then glue the pages to the covers.

Not only was making books a fun activity but it led us to reread favourite fairytales including Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince and Thumbelina. My daughter was introduced to Momotarō,a Japanese fairytale, Jabberwocky and Mythical Creatures. The non fiction selection includes Signs of the Zodiac, The Book of Birds and Plants and Flowers.

My Miniature Library pages - Story Snug

The illustrations in the My Miniature Library books are exquisitely beautiful and both text and pictures are displayed on a predominantly cream background. We absolutely love the double page spread showing the witch’s cottage in Hansel and Gretel and the mini maps in The Atlas of The World are adorable! Each cover is made of sturdy card and the book’s blurb is on the back. Blank books include The Story of My Life, My Pattern Doodle Book, My Miniature Fairytale and there are two completely blank books for you to use for whatever you like!

Dolls reading my Minaiature Library - Story Snug

We read books every single day in our house and My Miniature Library stimulated a discussion about how books are actually created once they have been written and illustrated. After we had made our books we opened the box to create the mini library, made the mini bookcase and invited the dolls to come and read!

With Christmas just around the corner My Miniature Library would make a wonderful present for booklovers young and old! We could also imagine using it during a book themed birthday party, making mini books would be a wonderful activity for children / and or adults to do together.

Age Range: 7 +

Author / Illustrator: Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Tiny books My Miniature Library - Story Snug

Thank you to Laurence King for sending us a copy of this gorgeous book kit. We had such fun making the little books and reading them with our dolls 🙂

Fun fact! This is Story Snug’s 500th blogpost!

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14 responses to “My Miniature Library by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini”

  1. Kate Fever avatar

    What a lovely, unique idea! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a gorgeous idea and the book is as much fun for adults as it is for children 🙂

  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy avatar

    What an amazing idea. How clever. Small books, although not as tiny as these, must have been popular 100 years ago, as my mum has some family heirloom ones #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fabulous idea 🙂 How wonderful to have mini family heirloom books, I can’t imagine how they would look.

  3. Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

    What a lovely concept, a great book to inspire kids #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fantastic idea and I love that children are also inspired to make their own books 🙂

  4. The Reading Residence avatar

    Such a gorgeous idea, looks beautifully made, too. Fun idea.

    1. Catherine Friess avatar

      It is beautifully made, the purple cover just invites you to open it up 🙂

  5. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    What a lovely idea – and good value too! I will look out for it when my niece is a bit older.

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s really good value and there are enough books to make that you could also give it to siblings as a present to share.

  6. Shell Louise avatar

    I absolutely LOVE this. I love anything miniature and I love books so to combine the two makes me happy! I want this for myself, nevermind the kids!

    1. Catherine avatar

      You could put it on your Christmas wishlist 🙂

  7. chantelle hazelden avatar
    chantelle hazelden

    Aaaaa love this idea, my girls would love this type of craft!! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      With 30 tiny books to make it would be a great present for them to share 🙂