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Sketcher
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Posted - 12/07/2005 :  08:47:37 AM  Show Profile Send Sketcher a Private Message
This is a Children's book by Kate Klise that was published in 2004. Little Rabbit loves his new hat that his mom knit for him so much, he asks his mom to knit all his animal friends some hats for Xmas presents (I especially love the one for the deer's antlers). What some knitters might enjoy is that the hats are recieved with little enthusiasm until the animals are caught in a snowstorm and realise how their custom-designed hats keep them warm and protected. Then they just love them and finally nappreciate the Rabbits generous spirit.

Anyway, I just love this book (I'm reading it at StoryTime today) and I just thought I'd let people know about it. Check it out at your local library or bookstore!

Shelia
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Posted - 12/07/2005 :  09:42:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shelia's Homepage Send Shelia a Private Message
I love this book, too - I received it for Christmas last year. No small children here, but DH just thought I'd enjoy it, and I do.

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Sketcher
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Posted - 12/08/2005 :  07:00:35 AM  Show Profile Send Sketcher a Private Message
How sweet of your DH!

My kids are grown and no grandkids, but I collect good children's books that have fiber arts and fine arts connections. I sneak them into StoryTime. Before Halloween, I do a unit on spiders and for that I have a story about a spider that knits ("Sophie's Masterpiece" by Eileen Spinelli)
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Knit and Purl Grrl
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Posted - 12/08/2005 :  11:20:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Knit and Purl Grrl's Homepage Send Knit and Purl Grrl a Private Message
I read or heard (can't remember now) an interview with the sisters who wrote and illustrated the book. They were so cute together -- I guess they've been writing and illustrating together since they were little! I want to check it out.

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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/08/2005 :  11:25:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
I collect children's stories about fiber too - Sophie's Masterpiece makes me cry it's so beautiful! I don't have Shall I Knit You A Hat... yet....

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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Sketcher
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Posted - 12/10/2005 :  07:42:28 AM  Show Profile Send Sketcher a Private Message
Oh, Rose, I would love to know what other books you have. Is there anyone else out there that collects children's books about fiber? And if so, what titles do you have?

I can get all choked up at the ending of Sophie's Masterpiece, too. Plus, the illustrations are well done (how can you not like a spider wearing a beret that knits herself stockings! And sometimes, I think 2 take too long - the thought of 8 humbles me)
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jaw
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Posted - 12/10/2005 :  12:51:18 PM  Show Profile Send jaw a Private Message
There was a thread on this earlier and I cannot find it now. Here are some of the fiber books that I have: Red Berry Wool - Robyn Eversole, Safe Return - Catherine Dexter ( based on a true event - probably for 3rd - 4th grade and up), Argyle - Barbara Brooks Wallace ( sheep grows plaid colored wool), Milly, Molly and the Secret Scarves - Gill Pittar, Knitted by Grandma - Ruth Hearson, Grandma's Yarn - Lynne Pickavance, With Love from Grandma - Harriet Ziefert, Weaving the RAinbow - George Ella Lyon, Amos's Sweater - Janet Lunn, A Symphony for the Sheep - C.M. Millen, Tje Red Wolf - Margaret Shannon, Farmer Brown Shears his Sheep - Teri Sloat ( fun book - the sheep keep following their fleece and Farmer Brown finally realizes they are cold so he knits them sweaters), The Mitten - Jan Brett, Derek the Knitting Dinosaur - can't remember the author ( Derek's brothers make fun of his knitting until the ice age comes and he has sweaters for all) and Boys Don't Knit - can't remember this author either.
Hope this helps. I'm always happy to find additional titles to add to my collection.
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/10/2005 :  1:18:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Boys Don't Knit = Janet Schoop
Derek the Knitting Dinosaur = Mary Blackwood


There's Pete the Sheep-Sheep (by Jackie French) about a sheep who does the work of a sheep-dog, so he's a sheep sheep!

Here's the link to the other thread about children's books: http://knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45228



"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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