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This book shows how a little boy got his new suit back before ready to wear clothing But making a new suit is not just about the steps of preparing and spinning the wool, it is also about the cooperative exchange of skills and labor that occurred in small communities Pelle raises the lamb himself and shears it, but then must ask a series of relatives and neighbors for assistance in the multiple steps of making the wool into thread, the thread into cloth, cloth into suit, etc In exchange he he This book shows how a little boy got his new suit back before ready to wear clothing But making a new suit is not just about the steps of preparing and spinning the wool, it is also about the cooperative exchange of skills and labor that occurred in small communities Pelle raises the lamb himself and shears it, but then must ask a series of relatives and neighbors for assistance in the multiple steps of making the wool into thread, the thread into cloth, cloth into suit, etc In exchange he helps with chores and errands I liked that Pelle had responsibility even though he was a kid, but still seemed like a real child, not a miniature grown up The illustrations show younger children doing various chores and playing games in the background, depicting a gradual increase in responsibility You can see some of them looking admiringly at Pelle, as little kids do at big boys and girls.Can you really make a suit from just one s lamb worth of wool, though Such lovely illustrations. When Pelle the eponymous little hero of this classic Swedish picture book, first published in 1912 as Pelles nya kl der begins to outgrow his suit, he looks to his lamb for the solution to his problem Shearing the lamb of its fleece, Pelle appeals to his grandmother for help in carding the wool something she is willing to do, if he will weed her carrot patch for her Having obtained the carded wool, Pelle next appeals to his other grandmother, asking her help in spinning the wool into yar When Pelle the eponymous little hero of this classic Swedish picture book, first published in 1912 as Pelles nya kl der begins to outgrow his suit, he looks to his lamb for the solution to his problem Shearing the lamb of its fleece, Pelle appeals to his grandmother for help in carding the wool something she is willing to do, if he will weed her carrot patch for her Having obtained the carded wool, Pelle next appeals to his other grandmother, asking her help in spinning the wool into yarn She too is willing, if Pelle will tend to her cows for her And so it goes, with Pelle exchanging his services from running errands to babysitting his sister for the skilled aid of the adults around him, until finally, he has a brand new suit The narrative of this one reminded me a bit of a folktale the kind in which the hero or heroine must arrange a series of exchanges, in order to eventually gain what they want with the added benefit of providing an educational summary of how cloth and clothing was made, before the advent of mass production The simple text appears below each page sized illustration, on the right, with a facing page that is entirely blank Such an abundance of white space might be overwhelming in some books, but here the overall effect is one of unrushed peace a feeling well suited to this gentle tale, with its sweet illustrations Recommended to anyone who enjoys Elsa Beskow s artwork, or is looking for a gentle tale that emphasizes the importance of give and take, and working for what you want This title was new to me so I didn t know what to expect I loved the way the steps were delineated for making a suit, starting with a furry lamb And we learn Pelle s role in each of the steps Here s a brief outline 1 shear a lamb Pelle cuts his pet s wooly coat2 comb the wool Pelle s grandmother does this while Pelle tends her garden3 spin the wool Pelle s other grandmother does this while Pelle watches the cows4 dye the wool Pelle earns the money for the dye by doing an erran This title was new to me so I didn t know what to expect I loved the way the steps were delineated for making a suit, starting with a furry lamb And we learn Pelle s role in each of the steps Here s a brief outline 1 shear a lamb Pelle cuts his pet s wooly coat2 comb the wool Pelle s grandmother does this while Pelle tends her garden3 spin the wool Pelle s other grandmother does this while Pelle watches the cows4 dye the wool Pelle earns the money for the dye by doing an errand for a painter Pelle dyes his wool5 weave the wool Pelle s mother does this while Pelle takes care of his little sister6 sew the suit from the material Pelle rakes hay, brings in wood, and feeds the pigs for the tailorI liked the story on many levels, but I didn t know what a child would have to say about it So, last night I read it to my nephew who is two and a half years old He sat quietly studying each picture and I wondered what he was thinking When we got to the end, he said Again, which is always a good sign I started to summarize the process instead of reading all the words, but I was told adamantly to Read the words When we were done, he said he wanted to play with Pelle I think that s a good recommendation And I wish we did have a Pelle in the neighborhood because I would definitely set up a play date Summarize the bookPelle has outgrown his suit so he decides he needs a new one Many people offer to help him with his new suit in exchange for something they need help with Over the course of one week, Pelle s lamb gives him wool which his grandmother cards for him in exchange for weeding her garden His other grandma spins the wool and Pelle tends her cowsand so on and so forth until on Sunday, Pelle has a new suit to wear to church.Identify the characteristics from the text that support t Summarize the bookPelle has outgrown his suit so he decides he needs a new one Many people offer to help him with his new suit in exchange for something they need help with Over the course of one week, Pelle s lamb gives him wool which his grandmother cards for him in exchange for weeding her garden His other grandma spins the wool and Pelle tends her cowsand so on and so forth until on Sunday, Pelle has a new suit to wear to church.Identify the characteristics from the text that support the specific genre The text of the book is simple and cumulative and the story is told as much through the pictures as words The story is fictitious and very simple so the genre is traditional I d say Also, it is an early childhood book.Identify specific concepts that could be integrated into the classroom The themes of sharing helping are well addressed by this book Also, the way the book is structured all of the trading as the story progresses from wool to suit i would make it a great model for a group writing exercise in the same style If there were already other languages used or being taught in the classroom, it would be interesting to either create a translation to another language and create art in the style of cultures associated with that language OR to translate pieces of it.Provide any other suggestions that would be useful regarding literary content, reading level, and other ways in which the book might be integrated.The book is well suited to readers theatre for very young children because it is highly memorizable even by non readers Because the book was written and illustrated in Sweden in 1912 one could look at its historical and or cultural context Point of interest we named our daughter, Elsa, after the author because I loved the image of childhood she creates It is what I wanted for my children magic, wonder, nature Category Genre Picture BookAge Level Pre K 3rd GradeReading Level 1st 2nd grade, approximately Pelle s New Suit is by Elsa Beskow, one of Sweden s best loved author illustrators for children in the early 20th century It tells the story of little Pelle, a Swedish country boy, who is able to get a fine wool suit made for himself from his sheep s wool The book is a simply told, beautifully illustrated how to on how wool actually became clothing in days of old, when people raised animals and u Category Genre Picture BookAge Level Pre K 3rd GradeReading Level 1st 2nd grade, approximately Pelle s New Suit is by Elsa Beskow, one of Sweden s best loved author illustrators for children in the early 20th century It tells the story of little Pelle, a Swedish country boy, who is able to get a fine wool suit made for himself from his sheep s wool The book is a simply told, beautifully illustrated how to on how wool actually became clothing in days of old, when people raised animals and used their by products to make what was needed The Swedish country life depicted in the pictures is wholesome and charming reading and looking at this book lets the audience into a world gone by, but also into the perennial being of a determined, hopeful child 2 characteristics that make this a quality Picture Book The illustrations in a picture book rely on perspective to help tell the story relay information.Beskow s illustrations always showcase Pelle in the middle of the picture that is drawn as if the viewer is in front of the scene at a distance from which things are not too close or too far for lack of a better way to describe it, the viewer s perspective is just right I believe the intention of this static perspective is to keep the reader viewer wholly engaged in this how to or that could be me mindset of the story Pelle is a steady character who methodically takes his desire from wool to suit The way the pictures work in the book reflect the story s protagonist The use of media in picture books varies, and the media used sets a tone for the story.The illustrations in Pelle s New Suit are realistic, but have a soft quality about them that makes the story feel inviting With the use of pen and ink, and a soft palette of paints, Elsa Beskow depicts an inviting country landscape that appears quite comfortable none of the harsh elements of country living manure, sharp rocks, rough weather, etc are included in Pelle s environment Pelle s New Suit is one of those charming, old fashioned picture books that captivates young children regardless of their interests I have read it to literally hundreds of children and they all are drawn in by this independent and goal oriented main character who is very much in charge of himself, even when he is doing work for a grown up in exchange for help in making the suit Pelle is, in his own quiet way, an ordinary hero who gets exactly what he wants because he is determined, helpful and smart At the end of the story, when Pelle is proudly wearing his beautiful blue suit on Sunday morning, he thanks his lamb for it a quiet ending that is then given the perfect exclamation when the lamb baas so loudly, it sounds almost as if he were laughing Children love that part the special bond and communication between this little boy and his useful pet seem to strike a chord of unity for everyone This book encourages young children to make something, be productive, go out in their piece of the world and dig in It is also a simple, lovely book to listen to and look at giving children books that invite them in so readily helps them on their way to becoming willing and able readers.Find a review at It is difficult to find anything but customer reviews on this book on the www Although the above URL is attached to a Christian based site, I consider the review to be unbiased and a true description of the book The opinion of the author of the review is fair and free of religious connotations judgment Pelle, a young Swedish boy, has a lamb which he cares for himself When he begins to outgrow his coat, he shears the lamb and seeks help from his family and community to card, spin, weave, dye, and sew the wool into a suit, trading chores for the help that others give him Finally he puts on his new suit and thanks the lamb for the wool, while all the people who have participated in the project look on.The illustrations in this story are charming, and the story is delightful on many levels In c Pelle, a young Swedish boy, has a lamb which he cares for himself When he begins to outgrow his coat, he shears the lamb and seeks help from his family and community to card, spin, weave, dye, and sew the wool into a suit, trading chores for the help that others give him Finally he puts on his new suit and thanks the lamb for the wool, while all the people who have participated in the project look on.The illustrations in this story are charming, and the story is delightful on many levels In contrast with the modern stereotype of childhood as a season of entertainment and consumption, Pelle not only demonstrates responsibility in caring for his lamb, but also contributes to the priorities and needs of others as they care for him The story also gives a picture of how clothing and fabrics were laboriously crafted before the advent of industrial mass production, and the cooperative nature of the project emphasizes a value for community All these elements combine to create a book which is comforting, enjoyable and educational &EPUB ⇧ Pelle's New Suit ↝ Pelle has a lamb whose coat grows longer and longer, while Pelle s Sunday suit grows shorter Pelle shears the lamb, and the wool is carded, spun, dyed and woven Finally, the tailor makes a new suit for Pelle This book was a gift from my friend Judith, and I ve read it through several times but had never logged it in Goodreads before.I ve been reading through some of the small books I have lying around just as fun little detours from my main reads.The book is so sweet and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous I would definitely recommend this as a gift to anyone with a textile hobby knitters, spinners, dyers, weavers, seamstresses and tailors of any age And of course any child, as it teache This book was a gift from my friend Judith, and I ve read it through several times but had never logged it in Goodreads before.I ve been reading through some of the small books I have lying around just as fun little detours from my main reads.The book is so sweet and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous I would definitely recommend this as a gift to anyone with a textile hobby knitters, spinners, dyers, weavers, seamstresses and tailors of any age And of course any child, as it teaches the very satisfying lesson that nothing appears out of thin air, which I think is quite valuable and overlooked these days.Fun Fact my cat took an interest in this book as it sat on my side table for whatever reason, so I read it out loud to have her like storytime I m going to die alone lol Lovely illustrations, then again I m a Beskow fan This is a story about a boy who has outgrown his clothes something familiar to most children , and the work he exchanges with various people along the way to getting new ones While children today may not wear the same kinds of everyday clothes and certainly don t barter their way through each step of getting them made, the story is a lovely way to see how many different steps it takes to get from the sheep wearing the wool to a piece of clothi Lovely illustrations, then again I m a Beskow fan This is a story about a boy who has outgrown his clothes something familiar to most children , and the work he exchanges with various people along the way to getting new ones While children today may not wear the same kinds of everyday clothes and certainly don t barter their way through each step of getting them made, the story is a lovely way to see how many different steps it takes to get from the sheep wearing the wool to a piece of clothing While global industrialization has combined many of those steps, it has also made them largely invisible And if we don t learn how our clothes are made, it s unlikely we ll ever think about the people who make our clothes, much less the quality of their lives even though their work enhances ours