The legendary Levi Strauss!

Johnston, Tony. Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Blue jeans. Almost everyone wears them. But how did they get invented? This rollicking picture book illustrated by the award-winning artist Stacy Innerst is sure to be a delight for lovers of legends and tall tales. Lively verbs and figures of speech speed the action along. Expressive pictures painted on denim fabric add humour, and an afterword explains the true story of Levi Strauss. Teachers will enjoy sharing this with students, and parents will have fun sharing it with their children. Recommended for readers looking for an opportunity to laugh aloud.

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Tailored to perfection…

Kraulis, Julie. A Pattern for Pepper. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017.
Pepper is getting a new dress to wear to her grandmother’s birthday celebration. What fabric should she choose for the occasion? Herringbone? Seersucker, tartan, or houndstooth? Ikat, argyle, pinstripe, or dotted swiss? Toile? Paisley? The history of each textile becomes part of the story in this delightfully elegant picture book for readers 5 years old and up.

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