After watching Pinocchio
you could haul out the old tool box and have a go at being Geppetto by simply following these not-quite-so-simple instructions, published in Popular Science
in February 1940 and written, I notice, by some long-lost relative of mine, Hi Sibley
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Good luck! And if you make one and it turns into a real boy, please let us know...
I think I'll stick to knitting him a jumper!
ababing: an exclamation of joy after having successfully followed a series of extremely complicated instructions
what a terrific thing! And incredibly complicated. But the very fact they published it showed they thought someone might make it.
I almost fancy having a go just because it looks so impossible.
Go for it, ALEX! And then SUZANNE will knit you a jumper for him!
Then all you have to do is spot the Wishing Star, say the magic words -- "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might have the wish I wish tonight" -- and then wait for the Blue Fairy to show up... Couldn't be simpler!
But just don't tell Social Services!
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