Our book club selection this month is a very sweet book perfect for mothers and the little who want to be just like them: Knit Together by Angela Dominguez.
In this precious story the sweet little girl loves to draw and create. She wants to take up knitting to be just like mommy but that proves to be too difficult for her. Instead, mom comes up with an idea for them to collaborate, each doing what they are good at. The little girl creates a lovely illustration and, after a trip to the yarn store (obviously) mom knits a blanket for the two of them to share.
One of the things I really love about this book is that I think many young children can relate to the story. So often I've heard from friends- or even their children! - that as they get a little older they want to learn to knit but perhaps don't quite have the fine motor skills or attention yet to master the art. This book shows children that they can be great at something even when they are still learning other skills.
I like that the text isn't too wordy and the beautifully vibrant illustrations (Angela Dominguez is author and illustrator). If you're looking for a new book to share with your little knitter-to-be, this is a must have! You can find it at your library or on Amazon.
I'll be back next week with some fun art activities to help extend the book. Happy reading (and knitting)!
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