Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Knit Your Bit
TITLE: Knit Your Bit A World War I Story
AUTHOR: Deborah Hopkinson
ILLUSTRATOR: Steven Guarnaccia
PUBLISHER: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Since Mikey's Dad is gone to fight in the war, Mikey wants to do something helpful. His teacher tells the class about a knitting bee. At first he thinks knitting is just for girls. But when it turns into a competition, Mikey and his friends decide to participate in the knitting bee to help the soldiers.
I really enjoyed this book as it taught about an interesting time in our country's history. The illustrations are wonderful and overall this is just a great story and book. I hope you will check it out. I could see it being used in the classroom unit about World War I and lead into a great discussion on knitting and the war efforts.
It is 2.8 reading level in AR.