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Unraveled



written and illustrated by
Leanne Hatch

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Margaret Ferguson Books
ISBN
9780823447831
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A baby blanket is a very special gift, but what happens when you grow up and it comes undone? Is it time to let go, or to make something new?

While Cole’s mama waits for his arrival, she knits him a baby blanket. After he is born, the bond between baby and blanket is instant. So much so that as Cole grows older, the two are inseparable, until the day he notices the blanket is slowly coming unraveled.

Cole tries playing with it the way he always had but it doesn’t work and he decides to let go of what is now a bundle of yarn. But Mama isn’t quite ready to let go and knits the yarn into something new—a sweater—delighting Cole. The bond is once again instant.

Leanne Hatch brings this story of growing up and taking things with us in new ways to life with her warm text and richly textured art.Full-color illustrations were created digitally.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Blankets. Mother and child. Family life. Imagination and play. Cats. Knitting.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K-Baby Cole instantly loves the blanket Mama knit while she waited for him to be born. As he grows, he and his blanket are inseparable. He plays hide-and-seek with it, drapes it over chairs to make a house, reads under it, and wears it as a cape. Inevitably, the day comes when the blanket starts to unravel loop by loop until only a pile of yarn remains. Just when Cole decides he's ready to give up his blanket, Mama decides that she is the one who is not ready, and uses the yarn to knit him a sweater. Cole loves it instantly. A minimum of text, expanded upon by similarly spare artwork, captures the essence of a child's attachment to a beloved object. While digitally created, the fluid outlines in the illustrations appear to be filled in with visible strokes of colored pencil, lending the book a casual, cozy feel. VERDICT An adorable story that will make lapsitters feel wrapped in a parent's love, and useful for conversations about letting go.-Jan Aldrich Solow, formerly Fairfax County P.S.., VA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K-Baby Cole instantly loves the blanket Mama knit while she waited for him to be born. As he grows, he and his blanket are inseparable. He plays hide-and-seek with it, drapes it over chairs to make a house, reads under it, and wears it as a cape. Inevitably, the day comes when the blanket starts to unravel loop by loop until only a pile of yarn remains. Just when Cole decides he's ready to give up his blanket, Mama decides that she is the one who is not ready, and uses the yarn to knit him a sweater. Cole loves it instantly. A minimum of text, expanded upon by similarly spare artwork, captures the essence of a child's attachment to a beloved object. While digitally created, the fluid outlines in the illustrations appear to be filled in with visible strokes of colored pencil, lending the book a casual, cozy feel. VERDICT An adorable story that will make lapsitters feel wrapped in a parent's love, and useful for conversations about letting go.-Jan Aldrich Solow, formerly Fairfax County P.S.., VA

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