Knitting for Dogs (Hardcover)
Max is a big dog who lives with Izzy, a medium-sized girl, who has big ideas. Izzy can build anything—a birdhouse, a wooden swing, a tent, and even a catapult that really works. So when Izzy takes up knitting, she expects to be able to knit anything. But trying to make a sweater seems impossible.
While scarves and hats knit up quickly, her sweaters always come out too big, too small, or with too many mistakes. As Izzy’s knitting nightmares pile up, it takes a trip with Max to the dog park to figure out what she can do with them. Maybe these aren’t mistakes after all!
"This cozy story illuminates two big realities: that everyone fails sometimes and that failure itself can lead to something better. The illustrations, done in watercolor, pen, ink, and a little Photoshop, are cheerfully comic."—Booklist
"Izzy hits on the ultimate lemonade-from-lemons idea: turning a misshapen sweater into a warm garment for Max, which sparks demand at the local dog park; a marvelous watercolor and ink spread depicts triumphant Izzy watching sweatered pooches of all sizes romping and chasing tennis balls in the snow. Measured storytelling, wry images, and a cool but approachable protagonist, acknowledging both the frustrations of hitting a metaphoric wall and the joys of discovering new depths of personal ingenuity."—Publishers Weekly