Author: as told to Charles L. Blood & Martin Link
Illustrator: Nancy Winslow Parker
Publisher: Aladdin , 1990 (orig.1976)
Themes: goats,weaving, Navajo stories
Opening: My name is Geraldine and I live near a place called Window Rock with my Navajo friend, Glenmae.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Geraldine, a goat, describes each step as she and her Navajo friend make a rug, from the hair clipping and carding to the dyeing and actual weaving.
I like this book because: of the humor! I love that this is a straightforward description of how a goat’s wool is traditionally woven into a rug – told by the goat herself. The illustrations are also simple and straightforward, lovely and so funny! I hope others can find this through their library systems too!
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