After going through the book a couple of times and choosing a few of the toys to begin knitting right now, I concluded that I must have my own copy! Books can be found at Amazon and ebay! So yes, I bought a copy and hope it comes before Thursday's knitting gathering. I also started one of the toys!
My hippo will be smaller since I'm using one strand of the sock yarn (rather than two) and size 2 needles instead of size 5.