Toys and models is a book of ideas for anyone interested in making toys, models and automata. Rodney Poppé has combined a career as a children's author/illustrator with designing and making toys, models and automata. This combination provides the main source of the book.
Exhibiting in one-man, non-selling shows, he has managed to retain most of his creations for this pages. This has enable all the items to be photographed together and offers a rare homogeneity encompassing the various but connected aspects of his work.
The book is divided into three sections:
1- Hand-cranked moving toys.
2- Electric models, clocks and automata.
3- Models and characters made for picture books and television.
At the end of the book there are simple plans for simple items for the reader to make.