Where Did My Clothes Come From?

Where Did My Clothes Come From? illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti. 32p. bibliog. index. Candlewick. 2015. Tr. $12.99. ISBN 9780763677503. LC 2014951787.
PreS-Gr 2—Butterworth's clear and concise book answers the title question in appropriate detail, explaining the processes by which cotton, wool, rubber, synthetics, silk, and fleece are made into clothing. Informative and appropriate for independent use or read-alouds alike, the text is well spaced, with frequent bold words to support new readers. Appealing illustrations include girls and boys from many countries and seamlessly weave in labeled diagrams. One page features a girl wearing a pretty dress, while the next depicts a girl in a soccer jersey. The endpapers feature dozens of different kinds of finished clothing. Back matter is solid and contains a page that emphasizes the importance recycling old clothing. In an era in which even kindergarten students are being taught to write "how-to" books, a mentor text such as this will serve young writers well.
VERDICT Well designed and engaging, this is a valuable offering.

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