The Longest Strongest Thread is a beautiful story about dealing with good-byes and the wonderful relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. It is especially poignant now when it is difficult to see grandparents who live far away.
In this story of rich illustrations and gorgeous details, the narrator is moving to a new home away from Grandma. She is sad to leave and wants to take Grandma with her. They work together in Grandma’s sewing studio to make each other something special. Grandma makes a wonderfully warm coat while the little girl sews an aeroplane that she hopes will carry her grandma to her one day. They will be far away, but the power of their love and memories will keep them together. Every time the girl wears her special coat, she’ll think of how much Grandma loves her.
Written with an innocent and ever hopeful point of view, The Longest Strongest Thread celebrates the loving relationships of families. It celebrates spending time together and making the most of every day. The girl and her grandmother will always be linked by the longest strongest thread.
This story struck a chord with our family. My own parents live in Canada so we are very far away and don’t get to see each other very often. My mum is a beautiful seamstress and knitter and my children have been blessed with many special items of clothing and quilts over the years. Whenever they wear one of their grandmother’s creations or cuddle up under one of her blankets, they think of her and the longest strongest thread becomes even stronger.
Thank you to Scallywag Press for this beautiful book!
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