Pelle's New Suit

Elsa Beskow

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  • A delightful story which will help young children understand the wool cycle and where our clothes come from
  • Includes illustrations of traditional crafts such as shearing sheep, spinning and dyeing wool, and weaving on a loom
  • Elsa Beskow’s picture books, with charming stories and her signature illustrations, have been known and loved for over a century
  • This beautiful new edition of a classic Swedish picture book features hand-designed end papers, a cloth spine and luxury paper

Pelle's suit is too small for him. He shears his lamb and asks for help to turn the fleece wool into a fine new suit. How will Pelle help those who have helped him? A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book with a cloth spine.

234 x 294 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
01 Jul 2021
2nd edition


Pelle has a lamb whose coat grows longer and longer, while Pelle's suit grows shorter! Pelle shears his lamb but he doesn't know what to do next. Pelle offers to do chores and run errands for his family and neighbours in exchange for their help to card, spin, dye and weave the wool. When the fleece has finally been made a fine blue cloth, Pelle asks one last favour -- for the tailor to make it into a smart new suit.

This is a delightful story from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow which will help young children understand bartering, traditional wool crafts and where our clothes come from.

This wonderful new edition faithfully reproduces Beskow's classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a unique hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper, gold foil signature and a luxurious cloth spine.


'Charming. This little book makes you feel all warm inside. It's very cute and the pictures are clear and easy to help explain the story.'

'Elsa Beskow's illustrations are beautiful and there are some lovely scenes of Swedish village life. Such a lovely way for children to learn about the processes involved in making a garment.'
-- Kaleidoscope Magazine


Elsa Beskow is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children's author--illustrator in Sweden. Often described as Sweden's Beatrix Potter, Elsa Beskow's picture books have been known and loved for over a century. Her charming stories of children and magical folk, accompanied by her signature illustrations, are known and cherished the world over.



Find out more about Elsa Beskow and her world on our Elsa Beskow Biography and Book Information page. Includes a complete book list.

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