A celebration of the beauty and power of crochet-specifically, the life-changing benefits this fiber art has brought to one extraordinary boy, 11-year-old crochet prodigy, Jonah Larson.
Part One Jonah shares his life story, including details about his adoption, significant behavior struggles in school, and the role that crochet has come to play in his life. In sidebar interviews, Jonah asks his mother, Jennifer, to share what she was feeling during these momentous times.
Part Two A celebration of what Jonah loves most-crochet Jonah defines the fiber art, introduces some of his many crochet friends from around the world, and invites readers to crochet away with him-exclusive pattern included.
Sincerely written, beautifully photographed, and designed to engage and inspire, Hello, Crochet Friends illuminates the themes in Jonah's life-friendship and worldwide interconnectedness, kindness and acceptance, mindfulness, and a deep passion for an art.
Hello, Crochet Friends is the first title in KWiL Publishing's Rock Star Kids series of books about young people doing incredible things in the world.
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.