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.