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Pelle’s New Suit, Mini Edition | Elsa Beskow - Alder & Alouette

Pelle’s New Suit, Mini Edition | Elsa Beskow

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Pelle has a lamb whose coat grows longer and longer, while Pelle's Sunday suit grows shorter. Pelle shears the lamb, and the wool is carded, spun, dyed and woven. Finally, the tailor makes a new suit for Pelle.

Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow is a charming and classic book to help children understand where their clothes come from and the traditional craft of working with wool.

If you are teaching your child how to felt with wool, crochet or knit with wool, or even just wear wool clothes, you can easily pull in those examples along with the book so they can relate. 

Every preschooler and kindergartner should have this book read to them. It's a timeless little gem. 


  • Pelle’s New Suit
  • Written and illustrated by Elsa Beskow.
  • Published by Floris Books-Floris Books; Scotland; September 15, 1989.
  • Ages 3 to 6 years
  • 0.4" H x 4.9" L x 6.7" W (0.3 lbs) 32 pages
  • Hardcover—Mini