On a cold snowy day, a little girl watches her mother work and wonders what she's doing. "I'm feeding the sheep," her mother answers. Then, as spring rolls in, the little girl asks again. This time her mother answers, "shearing the wool."
There are so many steps from feeding the sheep to wearing a sweater. Her mother cleans the wool, cards the wool, and spins the yarn. The fun part is when she dyes the yarn blue. Then she knits a sweater or actually a "woolly hug."
Playful, comforting and simply informative.
32 pages 978-0374322960 Ages 3-6
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
When the year is gone, wearing her snug sweater, it is the little girl's turn to be "feeding the sheep." So, the tasks are handed down from mother to daughter. Warm and reassuring.