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Fun retro illustrations entice kids to follow the thread and learn where their clothes had their start—and how they were put together.Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep’s back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And whFun retro illustrations entice kids to follow the thread and learn where their clothes had their start—and how they were put together.Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep’s back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. Back matter includes an author’s note, an illustrator’s note, a bibliography, and an index....

Title : Where Did My Clothes Come From?
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ISBN : 9780763677503
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Where Did My Clothes Come From? Reviews

  • Raina
    2019-01-15 23:33

    Read this entire book out loud to my love, who's a recycled clothing designer, and she said it's accurate and well represented, as far as the truth of fabric technology goes. Obviously the working conditions of the factories and specifics of the technologies are simplified, but not overly so, even for progressive and knowledgeable eyes. The illustrations are bright and engaging, and I liked how the content flows across the page - often marked with numbered steps. The people in the illustrations have a wide variety of skin tones and apparent genetic heritage, which is a step in the right direction. I do wish more variety of ability or physical frames were present in a book about clothes, which is a nearly universal topic.I took this out to local elementary schools in May/June 2016, along with an empty plastic water bottle and a piece of fleece, and basically walked the students through the steps on pages 22-23.Not a smash hit or innovation of the genre or anything, but a pretty solid entry in engaging elementary nonfiction.

  • Siskiyou-Suzy
    2019-01-06 18:25

    I had no idea about the recycled plastic being turned into fleece or how polyester was made. After reading this book, I watched a few videos on YouTube and was fascinated. It's always a bit stunning to discover something so everyday and feel like its fantastical and then wonder how I never knew this? I wish I'd had this book when I was a kid.I've read a book from this series before, so I knew what to expect. Generally it's a bit advanced for my age group (preschoolers), but not overly so -- it can easily be modified while reading to simplify or to go into greater detail. And having nicely designed books that aren't adult eyesores (I'll never understand the atrocious design given to children's stuff as if adults aren't constantly interacting with them or that children are specifically into garish things) that give children insight into how the world works is always a good thing

  • Barbara
    2019-01-08 19:41

    Mixed media illustrations accomplish an explanation of the origins of some of the clothing we wear. Young readers learn all the steps that go into making the jeans they love to wear, starting from a cotton boll, and how sheep are sheared of their wool to make yarn that will eventually become a sweater. There is even a section on silk, synthetic fibers, fleece, and rubber. All of this information might make youngsters a little more appreciative of their clothing while an afterword encourages recycling or finding new uses for old clothing. The endpapers feature all sorts of clothing and the cover highlights many tools of the trade. After I finished reading this book, I kept thinking about how long it must take to extract and wind the silk from silkworms to make those lovely dresses many of us like to wear.

  • Gwen
    2018-12-29 01:27

    This is a great book for kids who love asking questions about the things around them (this book would have saved my Mom at least three hours of me asking how string could be made from smaller strings). This book goes through several materials that children are likely to be familiar with, such as denim, wool, and the synthetic fabrics that their sports uniforms or fleece jackets are made of. The book includes suggestions on how to recycle or repurpose old clothes, a short bibliography, and an index. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and clearly illustrate the process being demonstrated.

  • Laura Salas
    2019-01-07 00:40

    Cool explanations of how different fabrics (cotton, wool, rubber, silk, synthetic) are created and turned into clothing. It's like the How It's Made tv show turned into picture book form! Tons of fun and very informative.There's a lot of information packed into each spread, but clear (and cute) illustrations help readers keep it all straight. The numbering (or lack thereof) of different steps in the process felt inconsistent from fabric to fabric and was a little confusing for me. Other than that, I loved it. I imagine lots of kids poring over the pages, soaking up the info--and looking at their own clothes in a whole new way!

  • Jess
    2019-01-10 18:39

    Good book for your kiddo NF fans to pore over. Colorful, detailed illustrations that explain how and where jeans (cotton), sweater (wool), party dress (silk), soccer uniform (synthetic fibers), fleece jacket, boots (rubber) are made.

  • Earl
    2019-01-10 02:49

    An interesting look on how clothes are made in terms of their fabric- from cotton to wool to silk and so on. Not too much text but lots of vibrant illustrations will make this a fun informative read with kids.

  • Emily
    2019-01-13 00:30

    Mixed media illustrations that discuss the origins of all our different types of clothing. Detailed explanations paired with strong illustrations. This could be a fun book for a teacher collection or any lesson about clothes. Gr. 1-3

  • Megan
    2019-01-10 02:27

    Great answer to the title question

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-01-11 20:39

    Cheerful, informative introduction to the origins of what we wear.

  • Lindsey
    2018-12-26 23:42

    We enjoyed reading this fun book and learning about where our clothes come from. It's very informative but not too in depth for young kids and the illustrations are great.

  • Sue Poduska
    2019-01-14 18:29

    Informative look at the manufacture of common clothing materials.

  • Bethany
    2018-12-29 23:25

    Fun way to look at where a variety of clothing types comes from and how they are made.