Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mrs. Cow Knits A Sweater

When I first saw the title of Sharon Patterson Stanley's book, Mrs. Cow Knits A Sweater, I wondered how a cow with hooves instead of fingers could knit anything. But, of course, in real life no animals could do any of the things ascribed to them in this kind of fiction.

In this book the flock of sheep give Mrs. Cow all their fleece and she knits a sweater for herself to wear when Winter comes.

Then all the other farm animals beg her to make sweaters for them, and she does even though she doesn't have time to do anything else.

She can't even finish a cup of tea without someone begging her to make a sweater for them.

By the time Winter arrives all the farm animals have nice, warm sweaters - except for the sheep, who gave all their fleece to Mrs. Cow.

And she has used up all the wool.

What do you suppose she does then?

This is a cute book for little kids and the colorful illustrations by Robert Beers capture the feeling of the story perfectly.

Maybe as a result of reading Mrs. Cow Knits A Sweater some kids will be inspired to learn to knit themselves in the future.


sharon stanley said...

Janet you are so kind to take time to review Mrs. Cow. With the 20" of snow we had over the weekend, I needed Mrs. Cow at my house! Thanks so much for the review.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks to you for writing the cute book. And bundle up!

Melissa Abramovitz said...

This sounds like a delightful book! I always like seeing original plots that are not found in other books, and this one is very original and creative. Wishing Sharon every success.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Melissa.