Tuesday 1 November 2016

Picture book review : A Knit and a Knot - Amanda Brandon & Catalina Echeverri

Amanda Brandon and Catalina Echeverri have teamed up again for the latest baa-rilliant story featuring Granny Mutton, a fun character that we have already encountered in A Box of Socks and A Scarf And A Half. (Click through to read those reviews.)

She's still just as keen on knitting - Pierre pointed out that it's just as well she's a sheep so she's got a constant supply of free wool ! - but this time, she's given up on socks and scarves and has decided to teach her grandson, Little Lionel, to knit instead. Just like most novice knitters, he's starting out by making squares to put together as a blanket, but he's not very good - there are more knots than knits in his work !

His doting granny is nevertheless full of encouragement and praise and she says he can use her special soft red wool .. but it's disappeared ! They set off on a tour of the farmyard to find out who has taken it.

When they discover the surprising culprit, they learn that even imperfect gifts can be very gratefully received and loved - a great life lesson for any little perfectionists who get upset when things aren't absolutely right.

On the final page, Granny Mutton has roped in two new recruits for her knitting club so I'm sure she will be back with new woolly adventures. We can't wait to see what she makes next !

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing (6 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848862199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848862197
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 0.4 x 26.7 cm

Disclosure : We received the book in order to write an honest review.

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