Monday, October 15, 2012

The Story of Silk by Richard Sobol - ESSENTIAL

Sobol, Richard The Story of Silk – From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves. Candlewick Press, 2012. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK.  NON-FICTION.  Content: G.   

Author and photographer Richard Sobol takes young readers through the interesting and lengthy process of creating silk in Thailand. He covers the technical process of collecting the worms, gathering the threads, and turning the thread to cloth. He also introduces us to the people he met and befriended on his journey. Sobel creates an engaging look at a centuries old tradition. This book is easily accessible for young readers, and would make a great resource for school reports or classroom discussions. 

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by: J. Hafen

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