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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
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Extra Yarn (2012)

by Mac Barnett

Other authors: Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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When one reads this book, you are captivated by how the town Annabelle resides in is completely gloomy. she on days comes across a box of colorful yarn. I was thoroughly engaged when reading this book because it shows how when things seem gloomy and distressing, the most out of ordinary thing can bring brightness to the world. No one would've thought that a little girl can bring such a light to the town that she lives in. The trials and tribulations allow Annabelle to be creative with how she uses the yarn. I would use this picture book in reading to a group of first graders because I feel as though they will be able to understand now being happy all of the time. They will understand the concept of being unhappy. I feel as though this book teaches everyone to find their creative side during hard times. ( )
  mbabst | May 3, 2015 |
In this fantasy tale, a little girl discovers a box of yarn in her little world of sooty black and snowy white. She uses the yarn in the box to knit she and her dog sweaters, and then she realized that she had extra yarn. When people made a commotion, she provided everyone with sweaters. This box of yarn was no ordinary box; it was an unending supply of yarn! She transformed their black and white world into a world of knitted color. Only when the archduke tries to steal the box of yarn do we realize how truly magical it is. ( )
  Emilywilson23 | Apr 7, 2015 |
Wonderful for all ages, particularly knitters from young to old. I laughed out loud and cheered for Annabelle and her box of endless yarn! ( )
  erinfanning | Mar 24, 2015 |
This is a great story that can teach children about how kindness can change people, and greediness is not a good thing. Through Annabelle's kindness of making something for everyone, she adds color to their life and changes her town and its people. Jon Klassen again makes great use of color and texture to illustrate the story, adding non-written meaning to the story.
  MindyTran | Mar 19, 2015 |
A sweet tale of a girl named Annabelle, and her never ending box of yarn. Annabelle finds a box of yarn and is able to knit the entire town including animals a cost sweeter.
  kacieholt | Mar 16, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0061953385, Hardcover)

Amazon Best Books of the Month for Kids, January 2012: A monochrome town gets a change of color and attitude with the help of a box of yarn and a girl named Annabelle. From the seemingly endless box of Extra Yarn Annabelle knits clothing for everyone around her, tempering the ill-tempered, and creating beautifully patterned warmth for people, animals, and objects, alike. When a greedy clothes-loving archduke tries to buy--then steal--the box for himself, he discovers that ill-gotten gains bear no fruit--or in this case, yarn. Mac Barnett’s elegant and clever story is complemented by Jon Klassen’s illustrations, and fans of I Want My Hat Back will enjoy the familiar faces that show up in this picture book about the magical properties of kindness and generosity.--Seira Wilson

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:51 -0400)

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

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