|Knit Together, by Angela Dominguez|
Written and illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Ages 3-5, Lexile AD150L
"This is me. I love to draw."
A daughter loves to wear her mom's knit creations, like animal mittens and hats. She thinks knitting is a much better talent. Unfortunately, when she tries to knit something herself, the little girl becomes frustrated. Why can't she knit like her mom? She loves to draw, but what use is that? You can't wear drawings. The mom convinces her daughter to help her plan a project. The girl draws it out and together they make something extra special that can be shared. Sorry, no spoilers here.
What I Love:
Talent takes work, but everyone has creativity that can be nurtured. Which of us ( or which child?) hasn't experienced frustration, lacking the skill to create the vision in our heads? Creating together is a shared experience that lasts longer than any drawing we make or even any book we write. It's the reading together that makes an everlasting memory. This book says that so well. And I love, love, LOVE Angela's adorable illustrations for this book!
|Thanks to NeverNotKnitting|
2. CraftWhack has a helpful blog post with videos on knitting for kids who are beginners.
3. Knit Together, the website, offers a library of stitch patterns for readers who want to pursue additional projects.
4. Who wouldn't enjoy marzipan cupcakes with a yarn theme? Use the recipe provided on Never Not Knitting, or buy ready-made and shape into yarn balls.
5. Budding artists will find plenty of tutorials on DrawingBot including this cute one for drawing a sailboat.
6. I like these activities for moms and daughters to do together from FamilyShare, categorized by age group.
7. Visit Angela's blog to find out more about the creation of this book.
8. Check out these and more Perfect Picture Books at your local library.
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