My friend Marianne made a couple of mochi mochi knit toys for my boys and they have become really attached to them.
They begged me to get the book and knit every last creation that it has patterns for.
I got a copy of it, Teeny -Tiny Mochi Mochi by Anna Hrachovec. Some of the creations are easier to make than others, but I started with the volcano.
It was one of the easier ones. The kids have a queue of other toys they want, and even my husband claimed the little dino I made, so you know they are actually pretty darn cute.
They are only about an inch or so tall and they go together pretty fast if you don't mess them up and end up knitting them twice (like I did). More info on my ravelry projects page.
My kids will stand on their heads for more of these. I think I may have finally figured out how to get them to behave. Well, at least for as long as I can keep making these little mochi's.