I had to give up on making the little felt animals. After many failed attempts whatever I was doing wasn't working. Many of the pieces were so tiny to turn inside out and sometimes I was required to machine sew through four layers of felt. I think I will just take inspiration from the book and make my own version of felt animals. The book and its instructions were far too advanced for my skill level.
Anyway, I still felt the urge to make 'something' so I turned to the patterns in one of my 'Tilda' books. I felt much more comfortable in understanding the patterns and instructions.