Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy - Earns the CLC Seal of Approval

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy -

This picture book, beautifully illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, teaches children a valuable lesson: that elders are to be loved and respected and that memories are to be cherished. Young Tanya is intrigued by a patchwork quilt her grandmother is working on, while her mother is put out by the mess, and the rest of the family simply won’t be bothered with it. But as Tanya’s aging grandmother becomes ill, Tanya begins to help pick up the project where her grandmother left off. In time, the entire family gets involved. The quilt, which includes individual scraps, each of which bear some sort of special significance for various members of the family, becomes an important project for everyone involved.
This story encourages young readers to appreciate fine craftsmanship and acts of love, as well as respect for elders.

Children's Literary Classics Book Reviews
Awards Program ~ CLC Seal of Approval

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