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Thorndyke Thoughts: Winter Knits

Thorndyke Bear with Winter Clothes

Hey Kids,

In the winter months I like to dress in cozy clothes to keep warm. My favorite kind of warm weather clothes are the ones handmade by a favorite person, and some of my favorite stories to snuggle up with are about that cozy kind of creation. Read on for a list of a few knitting stories to share with a loved one. Don’t forget the fireplace and hot tea. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

The surprise by Sylvia van Ommen

In this wordless picture book, Sheep goes to great lengths to surprise Giraffe with a lovely red sweater.

Cat knit by Jacob Grant

Cat struggles to adjust and find a way to overcome his disappointment when his best friend, Yarn, is transformed into an itchy, stuffy sweater that Cat initially despises.

Extra yarn by Mac Barnett
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With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

Leave me alone by Vera Brosgol

Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.

Red hat by Lita Judge

In this almost wordless picture book, a troupe of baby forest animals borrows a child's hat, until all that is left is a long piece of red string.

Penguin in love by Salina Yoon

One day, Penguin goes looking for love and finds, instead, a mitten but as he tries to locate the mitten's owner, he knits his way through a blizzard to an unexpected meeting.

Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.

Knit together by Angela N Dominguez

A little girl who loves to draw but cannot knit, and her mother who loves to knit but cannot draw, collaborate on a special project neither of them could have done alone.

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