Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of A Pattern for Pepper from NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.
This week’s book pick is A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis. It is Ms. Kraulis’ fourth children’s book; after reading this one, I will be getting her other three for my daughter as soon as I can get to the book store.
The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover. How can anyone pass up a little girl laying on bolts of fabric? A quick scan and I knew we would be taking this book home. The plot is a simple one any little girl would enjoy. Pepper needs a dress for a special occasion, so her mother takes her to tailor to have one made. The tailor teaches Pepper about the history of different patterns while they try and find the one that is just right for her. It isn’t a spoiler when I say they finally settle on a pattern and the dress turns out lovely.
My favorite part of the book is the history of the patterns. I am an avid crafter and sewer, so this appeals to me as a way I can introduce my daughter to the joys of sewing. My daughter’s favorite part was hearing about all the different parts of the world the patterns come from. We had to find each country on the map after reading the book!
My Recommendation – 5 Stars
Grab it today for your little’s library.