Picture Book Review: Spin a Scarf of Sunshine

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine by Dawn Casey

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine
by Dawn CaseyStila Lim (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

Nari has a little sheep, and uses the wool to make a scarf. She washes the wool, brushes it, and spins it into yarn. She dyes the yarn with natural marigold dye. When the scarf gets old and tattered, she puts in the on the compost heap, and uses the compost to grow new plants for her little sheep to eat.

I loved this simple story about the cycle of wool and how yarn is made. It’s so fun to see Nari learning all these skills from her parents on the farm. Her father gently sheers the sheep. Her mother helps her to spin the yarn and dye it. Sometimes Nari drops a stitch while she is knitting the scarf, but she perseveres.

The illustrations are beautiful and soft. I love the pencil art style, and the vivid colors. Every scene is calming and warm and cozy, like a soft wool sweater. The lovely flowers, and apple blossoms, and little bees in the background bring the reader right into the story.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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