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If You Want to Knit Some Mittens by Laura Purdie Salas
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If You Want to Knit Some Mittens

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If You Want to Knit Some Mittens by Laura Purdie Salas
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Oct 26, 2021 | ISBN 9781629795645

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“If you want to knit some mittens, our young pigtailed narrator says you’ve got to go to the source and get your very own sheep…Even the craftiest DIYer will be surprised at the lengths the kiddo goes to get the perfect golden material for their winter gear, but they’ll be delighted by her woolly friend and the other farmyard animals that trail behind her as she sets about her task. Gentle humor… and the textured illustrations, painted with acrylics, gouache, and ‘a touch of color pencil on wood board’ are appropriately cozy and soft… (B)e sure to have out the knitting books in case viewers want to skip the livestock and get straight to the mitten making.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“In a picture book with a rural setting, a girl offers advice for kids who, like her, want to knit mittens…Salas’ text sets a playful tone, and Matteson makes the most of it in the colorful, occasionally madcap illustrations. An appealing picture book about mitten making, with a good deal of merrymaking along the way.” —Booklist

“Colorful mittens require 18 steps of preparation, but they are a toasty warm reward…The sprightly, colorful illustrations portray a smiley kid and equally happy animal friends who sip drinks, jump rope, and go downhill skiing and sledding…An enjoyable crafty excursion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A young girl wants to knit mittens, so needs to obtain a sheep, keep it comfortable over the winter, shear it, card the wool, spin the wool, grow flowers for dye, and eventually knit the mittens. A really fun story with vibrant illustrations. A fun addition to an elementary library, and a great gift to a child who wants to learn to knit– I learned when I was four and would have LOVED this book.” —Karen Yingling, Ms. Yingling Reads

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