If you're looking for easy, fun, and inexpensive carving projects, you won't be disappointed with this whimsical new book from professional carving instructor, Ross Oar. You'll learn all the tips and tricks for carving charming finger puppets or cane toppers as you complete three step-by-step projects: Fred the Frog, Tom the Cat, and a Relief Carved Covered Bridge. After learning all of Oar's carving techniques, you'll be ready to move on more amusing characters, like Billy Parrot, Squeaker Squirrel, and Chipper Chimp. To make sure every project you begin is a success, each pattern is provided in detailed front, top and side views, with a color photograph of the finished piece. There's even a handy list of paint colors to make finishing a breeze. And for anyone looking to turn the puppets into coat hangers, bottle stoppers or other functional items, design ideas are included! BONUS - 5 miniature relief-carved landscape patterns are included! Beautiful scenic landscapes to hone your relief-carving skills!