A lively look at materials and technological processes for young children, with stylish illustrations. The sequel to Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food looks at the processes involved in making the clothes we wear. It traces the journey of a bale of cotton from the field where it was harvested to the factories where it is cleaned, carded and combed, dyed, spun into thread, then woven into cloth and made into a pair of jeans. It also shows how wool is turned into a jumper, artificial fibres created for a football kit, a party dress made out of silk, plastic bottles recycled into a fleece, and how latex from rubber trees becomes a pair of wellies. This fascinating book on technological processes succeeds in being young, child-centred and friendly, but also packs in an enormous amount of information.
Christine Butterworth's books for Walker include Just One Peaceful Pond, Just One Pine Tree, Seahorse: the Shyest Fish in the Sea, which won the 2007 John Muir prize for excellence in natural history writing in the USA , and Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food which was chosen as the American Farm Bureau Book of the Year. Christine lives near Penzance, Cornwall. Lucia Gaggiotti was born in Italy and graduated from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan with a degree in Graphic Design and a specialization in Illustration. Inspired by vintage children's illustrations, Lucia's designs are full of colour and warmth. Her previous work for Walker includes the first title in this series, Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food, which won the American Farm Bureau Book of the Year award. Lucia lives in London, E8. Visit her at her website, luciagaggiotti.com, or follow her on Twitter, under the handle: @LuciaGaggiotti.