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The Story Blanket

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In a tiny village in the snow-covered mountains, the children love to visit Babba Zarrah and sit on her big, old story blanket to listen to her imaginative tales. One day she notices one of the children needs new socks, but she has no yarn. Soon afterward, the story blanket gets smaller as villagers receive warm gifts. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Peachtree Publishers (first published 2008)
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A fun, heartwarming book, though I didn't like the ending. It just felt ungrateful. They did all that effort and she does x and y again. :| Quite interesting style of illustrations.
Fiona Hill
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks, ks1, ks2
Loved this book. Teaches children to help others when in need, also to thank and show appreciation when someone goes out of their way to help you.
This is a sweet story of giving and kindness. Children in a village visit Babba Zarrah to sit on her huge story blanket and listen to her stories. She notices more than one need among her neighbors, like socks, a warm scarf, etc. and suddenly the blanket has become smaller, and smaller still! The villagers return the favor with their own kindness. It's a parable of course, filled with happiness and illustrations that make you smile.
Samantha Ferrari
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! What an amazing book for children this is. This book shows what it is to have character, and having character is super important for me. I liked this book so much I may change it for my story book showcase! I loved how in the end after the people and children of the town gave Babba a new blanket, she noticed someone else need something sewn so.....

Learning Experience: Do you have character?
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
beautiful illustrations
Leanne Hooper
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Beautiful illustrated story about generosity.
Great book and it makes me feel happy. It doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas, but I have used it in storytimes to convey the spirit of the seasons.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Paylasimi sadeve anlasilir dille anlatan cok sevimli bir hikaye!
Her cocugun severek ve sikilmadan okuyacagi turden.
3-4 yastan 1. Sinifa giden cocuk dahil alinabilir.
Julia Blake
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was very sweet, about a generous knitter and story teller. I have added it to my wish list.
Emila Yusof
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Written by by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz, The Story Blanket tells a story about a storyteller, Babba Zarrah, who lives in a tiny village in the snow-covered mountains.

Children love to visit her and settle down on her big, old story blanket and listen to her stories. One day Babba Zarrah notices that Nikolai needs new socks, but she has no yarn but after thinking hard while having tea, she knew what to do; she just has to unravels part of her story blanket and knits him some nice warm so
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