With the holidays upon us, what better than some cute books to read while you sit by the fire eating cake? Here’s some ideas.
First, let’s get the Aranzi Aronzo love out of the way. I own a couple of their books and Aranzi Cute Stuff is definitely my favourite. It’s full of super cute but simple craft projects and lots of adorable graphics and photos. And of course, the bunnies are on hand to give you tips!
If you’ve ever wondered quite how Hello Kitty made it to her current levels of super stardom then Hello Kitty: The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon is an interesting read. It’s more about the business side of things but there’s lots of cool facts you can impress your friends with.
We all love to leaf through those super-expensive but adorable Japanese craft magazines. Luckily, there’s a new range of English language books of Japanese crafts called Kyuuto! With books on embroidery, crochet, needle felting and more, you can get stuck into a new craft for 2009!
Hello, Please looks awesome and has just been added to my wish list (hint hint!). It features several billion kawaii characters from the shops, adverts and packaging of Japan. I can tell you from experience that literally EVERYTHING in Japan has a cute mascot so I can just imagine how much cute is in here.
And finally, all that cute might be making you feel a bit ill so bring yourself back to earth with Kawaii Not: Cute Gone Bad, the book of the hilarious webcomic. If you’ve never seen these comic strips then there’s a big treat ahead for you – there are hundreds of them, all featuring adorably cute things acting in entirely un-cute ways.
Find more to read in our Craft Books and Comics & Zines sections. Happy reading!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.
IritDecember 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm
Of the five books you cited, I own four. How weird is that?
I guess it’s true what they say – Kawaii Minds Think Alike. :-D