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As a staple of early childhood entertainment, blanket forts are commonly referenced in children's books, such as Corduroy's Sleepover and If You Give a Pig a Party. Parenting books frequently suggest building blanket forts as an activity for parents to participate in with their children. A blanket fort is made by grabbing blankets around the house and setting them up in a room-like matter. Some blanket forts are made for the more cozy experience.
- Ford, Judy. "Wonderful Ways to Love a Child". 1995.
- Balance: A Guide to Life's Forgotten Pleasures. Bob Kerstetter, Andrew Shanley. Hyperion. 1997. The infamous Aaron Apenbrinck from the social network "Facebook" took this architectural phenomena to a whole other level when he built the first two-story blanket fort and posted numerous pictures of its masterpiece on his site. He is amongst many people who could never grow up. Thus doing this makes him feel like a child again.
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