Sunday, November 14, 2010

Children's Book Monday

Being intentional about what your children read takes time! I fear that often the hustle and bustle of herding three young children around in the shhhh of the library and answering "not today" for the 30th time about computer games often takes my mind off of the desire of my heart. (which is to look over each and every book my children choose to check out!) So sometimes I am very pleasantly surprised when a book that "slipped in" the bag turns out to be a gem!

Today's selection is just that...

Knitting Nell
by Julie Jersild Roth

This delightful story begins with a very quiet little girl who loves to knit. She takes her knitting with her everywhere as she listens to others talk. She delights in knitting things for other people and her generous heart guides her hands into knitting many things for the local children's home & then even ships her hats, mittens and socks overseas! She does these deeds seemingly unnoticed. It's only when she enters her sweater into the county fair that she is awarded and not just for her beautiful knitting!
The warmth that comes from the pages of this story is beautiful. After we read this story I enjoyed talking with my daughters about the joy in giving to others, and the happiness it brings to both the giver and the receiver!

For more children's book titles to locate at your local
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Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

I cannot believe it- after I read your review on Monday, I put it on hold at our library. Monday afternoon, I got the notice to come pick it up!

I'm so glad it was fast because we have so enjoyed it- thank you for the recommendation- it's one I'd never heard of before! :)


Heather said...

Oh, I love the sound of this one! I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the idea.

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