Hello, Crochet Friends!: Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy
Author: Jonah Larson, Jennifer Larson, Erin Harris
Part 1 tells Jonah's story, including his adoption from Ethiopia, and his challenges in school. Part 2 is a celebration of crochet, defining the fiber art, introducing readers to Jonah's crochet friends, and offering instructions on how to make an identity-inspired dishcloth.
Jonah Larson began crocheting at age five. Today, at age 11, Jonah has a significant social media following from around the world and is using his platform not just to share crocheting tutorials, but also to share his inspiring pattern for life. Jonah has crocheted thousands of projects in his eleven years, but Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy is his first book. Jonah lives with his family in La Crosse, WI. You can follow Jonah online @jonahhands and view his tutorials on YouTube.
Jennifer Larson, Jonah's mother, does not crochet. In fact, the only hooks she picks up are the ones Jonah leaves lying around the house! Jennifer, a former hospital administrator, supports her son in many ways, including her role as the co-author of his picture book autobiography Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy. Jennifer is also a proud mother to Jonah's brother, Leif, and sister, Mercy, and is happily married to her husband, Chris. When hanging out together, there's a good chance the Larsons will be sitting on the floor because, of course, beloved dogs Bella and Charlie will have taken up all the room on the couch. Jennifer, her family, and their dogs live in La Crosse, WI.
Erin Harris is an accomplished portrait and event photographer. Prior to launching her photography business (Erin Harris Photography) in 2015, Erin spent fifteen years teaching Spanish to elementary and middle school students. Erin lives in Fox Point, WI, with her husband and their seven children. She is also the executive director of the Mark Harris Fellowship Program, a non-profit organization that honors the legacy of her late husband by providing underprivileged youth with mentoring and college scholarships.
- Age Range: 5 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: KWiL Publishing (July 23, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0999143700
- ISBN-13: 978-0999143704
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.5 x 10.1 inches