From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1–Once she has made enough clothing for her husband, Farmer Picket's wife turns her attention to the animals. She sews raincoats for the cows, and they are so happy, they refused to come inside to be milked. Throughout the year, Mrs. Picket makes hats for the chickens, flannel pajamas for the rooster, snowsuits for the pigs, and Hawaiian outfits for the horses, all with detrimental results as far as her husband is concerned. When the woman's sewing machine breaks down and can not be repaired, the farmer buys her a computer. Mrs. Picket uses it to create more clothing designs for animals, which she then sells to other farms. The book, which begins with an intriguing title and an engaging cover, turns into a silly, hollow product with adult concerns. The stylized artwork features exaggerated, pop-eyed characters throughout; instead of being amusing, they are at times grotesque and scary. Libraries should reserve funds for more appealing, kid-focused stories.–Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA
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