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.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111707), PDF (9781668935446), Hosted ebook (9781668935354)
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Midwest Book Reviews Review - Fix and Stitch

…a charming, pleasant, gentle, entertaining, and original picture story that offers the underlying message that while taking care of others is important, we still needs to make time for ourselves.

Kirkus Review - Fix and Stitch

The appealing story of a heroic helper whose good-natured generosity is almost his undoing.

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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.

Original artwork
Full-color illustrations