FEEDING THE SHEEP, by Leda Schubert, ill. by Andrea U'Ren (FSG 2010)(ages 3-6). While her mother tends to the sheep and the wool and the spinning and the knitting (and more), the little girl asks, "What are you doing?" At each stage, the mother tells of, and the illustrations show, a step in the process of turning wool into a sweater.
FEEDING THE SHEEP is an elegant tale of mother-daughter bonding and participatory education. Drawings are bright and cheerful, and together with the text, provide a heartwarming introduction to sheep husbandry and the work that goes behind the work that goes into a sweater.
Baa, ram, ewe! (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself)
Read a guest post by Leda Schubert on FEEDING THE SHEEP at Cynsations.