Ben's mom was here last weekend and she brought Juliet a wonderful book called My Friend by Beatrice Alemagna.
It's the story of a strange looking animal who has "fur like a dog" and is "shaped like a sheep." Nobody knows what he is and instead mistakes him for everything from a cat to a pigeon!
Finally, he meets another fellow unusual looking creature who asks if he would like to play.
"Don't you want to know what I am?" asks the main character. To which the other creature replies, "I know what you are. You are my friend."
Not only is the story beautiful, but the illustrations are quite compelling, as well. You can kind of see from the cover how the images are of fabric stitched together with ribbon trim and buttons used as accessories.
Juliet's grandma is so great, she not only gave her the book, but showed up with a bag fabric scraps, a needle and thread, and gave her some one-on-one sewing lessons!
I think it takes the patience of a grandmother to teach a three-year-old how to sew, but she says that Juliet sewed every stitch! She just showed her where to place the needle and they made a cute little bunny together.
Here's the finished product! Isn't he adorable? We're going to turn it into a pillow to place in her room.
I haven't read any of her other books yet, but I am on the lookout for this one: