Book Review: Wild Rose’s Weaving by Ginger Churchill

Rose’s grandmother wants to teach Rose how to weave, but Rose is enjoying the beautiful day outside far too much to come in and learn. It is not until Grandma shows Rose how she has woven the elements of nature into her rug, that Rose wants to create a rug of her own. But now Grandma has spied a rainbow. Hand in hand, she and Rose head outside, and the next day, that rainbow reappears in Rosie’s own rug.

Just as the grandmother teaches Rose to weave the beauty of nature into her rugs, so the author weaves into this story the themes of creativity, the interplay of art and life, and the important gifts that are handed down through generations of women.

I downloaded this picture book to my Kindle to see what it would be like to read a picture book. My 5 year old thought it was fun for me to read to her from the Kindle.  I then downloaded it to Adobe to see what the pictures looked like in color.  I would highly recommend this book be read on something other than a small black and white screen so the beautiful pictures can be enjoyed.

At first this book reminded me of The Little Red Hen – the grandma was working while the granddaughter played instead of learning to weave. When the granddaughter sees the beautiful rug her grandmother made she decides it’s time for her to learn.

This is a great book about passing skills from one generation to another and enjoying the beauty of life.

Rating: 4 Stars

Source: Netgalley

Wild Rose’s Weaving will be released by Tanglewood Press on October 18, 2011.