A Yarn about Wool – Childrens book review

A Yarn about Wool

A Yarn about Wool


“Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep – a Yarn about Wool” by Teri Sloat. The illustrator is Nadine Bernard Westcott.
This book was recommended by a 4 year old. She understood my yarn making process from having this book read to her. Her Mom calls it a “family favorite”. After having read it, I can see the appeal.

It’s spring at the Brown farm and that means sheep shearing time. He shears all seven of his sheep. Spring weather can be fickle, a mix of warm and cold days. So the cold gets his sheep shivering.

In the meantime, he takes the fleece over to Mr. Greene to wash, comb and card. The next step is to Mr. Peale’s for spinning. Mrs. Muller dyes the yarn. And Mr. Brown knits it. I can’t tell you the end, that would spoil it.

I liked the rhyme of the story and the illustrations were cute and colorful. I especially liked that the spinner was a man and that Farmer Brown knits.

This is a delightful way to introduce children to the process of yarn making. This can be read and reread with pleasure. Especially since children do ask for the same book to be repeated over and over.

Let me know what you thought of the book.

Knitting Nell


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