Fix and Stitch
Squirrel is busy running his tailoring shop, Fix and Stitch: Tailor for all Needs. He can thread a needle and mend a tear in the wink of an eye. But now that the leaves have fallen and the birds have flown south, it's time for Squirrel to close the shop. He must prepare his winter home before the snow comes. But just as Squirrel goes to collect materials for his winter home, neighbors arrive, needing his special talents and attention. And Squirrel just can't say no to someone asking for help, whether it's fixing a rip in a favorite coat to problem-solving a stinky situation. He is always there for his friends. But what happens if Squirrel doesn't take time to care of himself and what he needs to do? Who will be there to help him? This story offers a gentle reminder that while taking care of others is important, one still needs to make time for oneself.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
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|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111707), PDF (9781668935446), Hosted ebook (9781668935354)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9 x 11|
Author: Barbara Nass
Barbara Nass grew up in Brooklyn, New York, but she raised her son in Monmouth County, New Jersey, where she now lives. The family enjoyed hiking the trails of New Jersey’s scenic parks. A woodland habitat that she came to appreciate serves as the setting for Fix and Stitch, her debut picture book. Barbara is a former tech executive, but her career roots began in early childhood education, in which she holds a master’s degree, and where she will forever treasure those moments when her students first learned to read.
Illustrator: Liza Woodruff
Liza Woodruff has illustrated many books for children, including Tails from the Animal Shelter and Once Upon a Winter Day, which she also wrote. Liza, her family, and their two dogs live at the base of a very small mountain in Vermont, where she often spots the animals featured in this story. When Liza’s not writing or illustrating, she works as a bookseller at the Flying Pig Bookstore. Follow her @Lizawoodruff on Instagram and Liza Woodruff Wright on Facebook.