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The KnitWits Make a Move!: With Audio Recording
     

The KnitWits Make a Move!: With Audio Recording

by Abigail Tabby, Lee Wildish, Michael Frost
 

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Meet the KnitWits, a wacky family whose silly wordplay mix-ups both teach and entertain.

“Sleep tight, KnitWits,” Mrs. KnitWit called.
So everyone snuggled in as close as they could.
Because the KnitWits are a tightly knit bunch.

In this charming and original picture book, it’s time for the KnitWits to move

Overview

Meet the KnitWits, a wacky family whose silly wordplay mix-ups both teach and entertain.

“Sleep tight, KnitWits,” Mrs. KnitWit called.
So everyone snuggled in as close as they could.
Because the KnitWits are a tightly knit bunch.

In this charming and original picture book, it’s time for the KnitWits to move into their new home. After unpacking, they decide to celebrate with a housewarming party! How do they “warm up” their house? By wrapping it in blankets, of course! Then they “serve” snacks with a racket; and when it’s time to “ice” the cake, into the freezer it goes! After all the fun and excitement, the KnitWits are all tuckered out, and it’s bedtime for this tightly knit family.

Playful twists on language paired with stunning mixed media artwork make for a lively and entertaining read that is a joy to share again and again!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sherryn Craig
Cast on with the KnitWits, a close knit family of five, who are new to the neighborhood. These plush, hand knit creations, rendered using photographs and sketched-on expressions, engage their surroundings in a literal way. First, the KnitWits move by wiggling into their new home. To host a housewarming, they outfit the house using warm hats and wooly sweaters. They bake tasty treats, serving them up with rackets. And the icing on the cake is just that—ice from the freezer. With their guests due to arrive, the KnitWits hurry to straighten up, arranging all their household items in straight lines. With one good heave, they throw open the door and invite their new neighbors into their home. The author uses a playful approach to language, introducing idiomatic speech and colloquial expressions. Equally striking is the innovative mix of media, juxtaposing colored photographs of plush, knitted creatures with colored illustrations. The illustrator's color work has the same texture and appearance as the stitches used for the KnitWits, lending a balanced composition where the photographs and illustrations are complements of one other. The narrative, sparely written, is fun and entertaining, as are the illustrations, which enhance the story and provide another layer to look at and enjoy. Children and adults will have a ball reading this humorous yarn. Reviewer: Sherryn Craig
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—It is difficult to pinpoint the worst feature of this ill-conceived book. Is it the trite narrative? The coloring-book background illustrations? Or the dorky, hand-knit dolls that represent the five members of the KnitWit family? As their name implies, the main characters are indeed of the knit-and-purl variety. The father looks like a big blue H with no arms. Little KnitWit is a tutu-clad blob that shares the same affliction. Baby KnitWit is a small ball of yarn. That leaves Mrs. KnitWit and her cross-eyed son, Big, to hold all the props as they go about their business of settling into a new home, baking a cake, and entertaining guests. The running joke is supposed to be that these witless creatures take everything literally, so when they ice the cake, they put it in the freezer. When they straighten up the house, they line up everything in rows. And, when they serve snacks, Mrs. KnitWit uses a tennis racquet to toss pretzels and cupcakes around. These silly characters are photographed and slapped onto brightly painted but static background scenes, so that they don't really look as if they belong there. It is doubtful that the story or pictures would hold children's interest. Amelia Bedelia does not have to worry about competition.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442453432
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
14 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Abigail Tabby lives with her family in New Jersey. In her spare time she tries to knit and ends up making very short scarves with lots of big holes that her family wears and swears they love anyway.
Lee Wildish became interested in illustration and art at a very young age. As soon as he graduated from the University of Nottingham he started working as a graphic designer for an advertising agency, learning the ins and outs of graphics and corporate literature. Several years later he ventured into greeting cards, where he produced illustrations and design concepts from inception through completion. Lee now loves to illustrate children's books and adds humor to his work whenever possible. He believes that there’s nothing more warming than seeing people enjoying a published book that he has illustrated. Lee now lives in Nottingham, England.

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