Friday, March 23, 2012

Red Berry Wool

Red Berry Wool
by Robyn Eversole
Paperback: 32 pages
Published: 1999
by: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN-10: 0807569186
ISBN-13: 978-0807569184
Book Source: Bought
5 stars

Book Overview from Amazon: The Boy who tends the sheep has the most beautifu; berry-colored sweater, and Lalo the lamb would like his own wool to loook just as splendid. But when he tries wasjing his wool he gets water in his nose. And spinning makes him dizzy. At the end of the day, Lalo discovers the most important step to making a sweater---the one that brings him and the Boy together.

Mary's Review: Things are not always greener on the other side of the fence as Lalo soon finds out. Seeing his master's beautiful sweater made from the wool of his flock, Lalo wants his wool to look he same. After finding out the process of making a sweater from his mother, Lalo tries to make his wool into a sweater. With every step he tries to transform his wool into a sweater, he only finds trouble, but his master is also there to save and help him much like our master, much like the Good Samaritan. Learn what Lalo learns in the end about bringing things together and what it means.
I love the bright colored illustrations that bring this story together and that are sure to capture your child's attention.

I recommend this book for ages 4-8.

About the Author:
Robyn Eversole lives in West Virginia; she also spends much of the year working as an anthropologist in South America. She believes sheep meadows and vibrant sweaters of Bolivia must have inspired her to write about Lalo. This is her fifth book for children.

About the Illustrator:
Tim Coffey make his picture book debut with Red Berry Wool. He received a degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Currently he lives and paints near farms and rolling countrysides in Atkinson, New Hampshire.

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