Friday, April 17, 2009

favorite book friday

i am so excited to share with you my most favorite book of all time (or at least it has been for the past couple of months- there are too many great ones to choose just one ). pelle's new suit written by the amazing elsa beskow, is the pinnacle of books for spring. it tells of a little boy named pelle (pronounced like bella) that is in need of a new suit. the story follows him as he sheers his sheep and goes through the process of making his new suit. as in all beskow books, i love how gentle this story is and how empowering it is for the child reader. pelle is imaginative. he is a hard worker. he is respectful. he sets his mind to a task and accomplishes it (with the help of some loving adults).

this book is a treasure!

2 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

I really love her books! Sadly, DS isn't quite as enamored with them as I am. I'm hoping that will change as he sees me reading them to myself on a regular basis. I've never seen this book, though. Thanks for the fun review.

Kat said...

I LOVE her books! I'll go put this one on hold at the library...