Posted by Venus on Friday, October 21, 2016
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Grandmother just wants to be left alone. And so she leaves her tiny home full of a very big family and searches for a place where she can finish her knitting. Turns out, there are a lot of places that it is unsuitable to knit.
Despite this book being almost trope, grumpy old person who just wants to be left alone, I thought it was unique in the places she found herself. Obviously this is a spoiler, but in the end, the best place to knit is in the void. Literally, nowhere. How else are you going to knit dozens of sweaters. This book does fall into the category of will-a-kid-like-it? I'm sure there are kids who will, but this book seems to be an eye wink to adults who can't get stuff done because of the kids. Even so, it is funny and the illustrations are quit wonderful. And if the adults in a kid's life are knitters, they may get it too.