Figaro, the baby alpaca, is born on a spring day on Farmer Bob’s farm in a field of long, soft, green grass. He’s covered in brown wool that’s cozy and fluffy. He dreams of growing a sweater that will keep somebody warm and dry. Figaro’s mother tells him it’s going to be a big job and it will take a whole year for him to grow the wool necessary to create a sweater.
Figaro works hard to grow his wool. He eats all of his grass and hay every day; he runs and plays outside with his friends; and he has a big sleep every night. He even eats his vitamins. Soon, it’s time for him and his other alpaca friends to get haircuts. It’s an exciting day on the farm. Figaro is nervous, but he likes his new haircut. He’s excited about contributing his wool for a sweater.
Figaro Grows a Sweater, a picture book for children by author Caroline Gregg, shares the story of the little alpaca Figaro who worked hard to grow a sweater that would keep someone warm and make them happy.