One of our dear girl’s gifts for her recent birthday was a sweet little book called Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow. It was first published in 1912 in Sweden and has been reprinted many times since.
The boy either does the work himself or exchanges his labour for the skilled work of another.
Isn’t it lovely? It is quite possible I love this book even more than my children do. So often when I buy yarn or a finished garment, I forget that there is a sheep at the beginning and the labour of many people in between. This book gently reminds me.
What is your favourite children’s picture book that celebrates making? I think I feel a Top Ten brewing!