838 Ways to Amuse a Child by June Johnson is a 216-page hardcover published by Grammercy Publishing Company, New York, 1960. The dust jacket has chips, small tears and wear to the front. The book has minor bumping to the top of the spine. Inside, the pages are clean.
This book is a mine of wonderful ideas with which your child can keep him or herself creatively entertained.
Supplemented with one hundred and twenty-two excellent illustrations and diagrams, here are easy-to-follow directions for hundreds of simple and inexpensive things for boys and girls to make, to do, and to enjoy by themselves or with the family.
The book includes:
--suggestions for such crafts and hobbies as: whittling, weaving, modeling and sculpturing, home decorating, sewing, cooking, making toys and gifts, knot tying, leatherwork, flower arranging, carpentry, stamp collecting, and designing or creating with paper, paste, crayons and paint;
--interesting and easy experiments with chemistry, astronomy, soil conservation, meteorology, and physics;
--ways to better enjoyment and understanding of insects, animals, geology, flowers, geography and trees.
838 ways to Amuse a Child is a book that requires no special skills of the child or parent, not difficult or hard-to-get tools. It is planned for convenient, everyday use, and will provide many hours of creative enjoyment and useful preparation for the years ahead.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 59-13283