We have wonderful news from author and illustrator Michelle Edwards, who is also a longtime contributor to MDK. Michelle’s illustrated entries from her Knitter’s Notebook have touched many a heart around here, and with knitters everywhere. (You’ll find links to a few of them below.)
I got a sneak peek, and added Me and the Boss immediately to my short list of beautiful children’s books about making things by hand. I can’t wait to send this beautiful, inspiring story to the kids on my gift list. And the babies too! They’ll be reading—and stitching—before we know it.
Me and the Boss is the story of Lee, a boy who learns to sew, and discovers he can mend a special thing for someone he loves.
I can relate, and so can anyone who has mended something for someone else. The story is realistic, tender, and uplifting, and the illustrations are exquisitely detailed—the fabrics!—and full of life.
As a big sister myself, I related to the character of Zora, the boss—perhaps a bit too well.
The good folks at Random House Children’s Books have invited us to give away a copy each of Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love to five MDK readers!
How to enter?
Step 1: Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Snippets, right here. If you’re already subscribed, you’re set.
Step 2: Let’s celebrate the empowerment of making. Turning a heel, grafting a toe, wearing or giving a freshly-blocked FO—the moments that give us that “What else can I do?” feeling. Share your story in the comments.
Deadline for entries: Sunday, October 16, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw five random winners from the entries. Winners will be notified by email.
IMAGES used by permission © April Harrison / Random House Children’s books
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