Children's LiteratureA bright blue and red plaid book title, a sheep getting sheared, a cotton picker, purple thread, and a shiny spool of artificial fiber grace the cover of this book. The images invite the reader to pick it up and enter the world of textiles. In so doing, a reader may learn where the materials for textiles come from and how textiles are made into useful products. Information explains that textiles are not only produced as material for clothing but also help make up tires, cars, planes and spacecraft. Plant, animal and artificial fibers are discussed, as are the processes of weaving, spinning, knitting and felting. Throughout the book two-page sections cover a certain topic with short pieces of text, photos, sidebars and step-by-step processes. A woven textile border encases each two-page section. Large black titles and captions with arrows help the reader tune into an area of interest. A textile chart, glossary, resources and index follow the twelve highlighted topics in the book. Information galore can be gathered from this book. Part of the "Science Files" series.
Nancy Garhan Attebury