I love making the fabric books from panels. I recently made these four (holidays from Joann, Pooh from Etsy) for my little nephew. Drool? Washing machine! My kidlet still loves the Rudolph and Night Before Christmas ones I made her. And there is something new on the market: http://redbikestudio.blogspot.com/2013/08/hugabook-tm.html
Book with matching soft toy! Have to try that out soon.