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Knitting Nell Hardcover – July 24, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (July 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618540334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618540334
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-4–Nell is a shy girl who finds solace in knitting and purling. After being told that her voice sounds like a cricket with a pillow over its head, she retreats into her shell even more. She loves to knit mittens, scarves, and hats for her family, for herself, and for people in need. When her friends do not show interest in a sweater that she has made, she decides to enter it in the county fair. She wins first prize and is also awarded a special medal for outstanding efforts in the service of others. Her family is proud of her and her friends are amazed. After the fair, Nell begins to use her happy cricket's voice, especially when she is teaching her friends to knit. The watercolor illustrations are soft and bright and surrounded by white space. The layout varies from nine tiny pictures to a single illustration per page. Although smiles abound, the illustrations reflect the protagonist's quietness. A good addition where there is a demand for books about shyness.–Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH
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From Booklist

Nell is a busy young knitter, but because she has a quiet voice and a hobby that doesn't engender much excitement, she takes a back seat to her friends. Nell is not just knitting for herself; much of her knitting time is spent making scarves, blankets, and mittens for those in need. When the sweater that she enters in the county fair earns a blue ribbon and she gets a special medal for her good works, both Nell and her hobby become a lot more popular. Knitting may not seem a natural subject for a picture book, although more girls and boys are taking it up. However, Roth zeroes in on common kid traits such as shyness and a propensity to help others and wraps the knitting around them. The story is illustrated with spunk and charm in citrus-toned watercolors--some placed against a border of white, some in small squares, and still others meandering across two pages. The upbeat art pulls children into a story that might otherwise be passed over. Ilene Cooper
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Wendy D. Johnson on August 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I sat down to read this book the other night and was utterly charmed by it. It's the story of a shy little girl, Nell, who sits and knits and listens to others, but never says very much. She quietly knits items for other people, and is eventually recognized for her charitable good works, and also finds her voice as she teaches her friends to knit.

I actually felt some tears welling up as I finished reading this story -- it was just so danged sweet. It also has a nice message about doing good for other people and how rewarding that can be -- but it doesn't cram the moral down your throat.

The illustrations are adorable, and they are plentiful. There are many full-page pictures, and some pages with a number of small, captioned, pictures.

I think this would be a wonderful book to read with a very small child who is interested in learning to knit, or to give to slightly older knitters to read on their own, and then discuss with them later.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dee A. Landreneau on January 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 8 year old granddaughter who is beginning to knit. it teaches is okay to be a little different for other kids - and it also teaches the fine art of doing for others - Nell knits and gives away her knitting and teaches others to do the same.

A simple message that reaches the hearts of all.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Sellars on July 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Surrounded by friends who are focused on more trivial concerns, Nell quietly uses her talent to help people who are less fortunate. She gives her knitted treasures away without expectation, but is publicly rewarded in the end for her generosity.

The reader, like Nell's friends, learns the joy of such benevolence, an important lesson in this sometimes selfish society.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Al-Amri VINE VOICE on October 11, 2006
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As a knitter for charity myself, I was really pleased with this little book. It is the story of a little girl who has learned the joy of making for others, as well as herself. Can't wait to read it to my granddaughter.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mary G on October 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Nell knit EVERYWHERE and ALL THE TIME (and that's a problem, how?) but it takes the County Fair before her friends find out that Nell rarely knits for herself but mostly for others - including things for the town's orphans and items for people in war-torn countries. By the end of the book, she's teaching her friends how to knit for others. This is a great lead-in to charity knitting projects such as the Dulaan Project or other similar projects. This newly released picture book has gorgeously colored illustrations (done by the author). Destined to be a classic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lea M Vollmer on January 6, 2007
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Sweet story about a little girl who often gets left out because others make fun of her, but in the end surprises everyone with her kindness and generosity. Whether you knit or not, this is an excellent story to read to your children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By magiclasso on April 7, 2011
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The kindle version is just awful. The pictures are too small and fuzzy to see properly, the definition is poor, sometimes the words are on the wrong page, and incidental dialogue within the picture frames is unreadable (and not written out below). The story may be sweet, but this Kindle version is sub-standard, and not worth the money.
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