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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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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 |
Read for assignment.
  jlange4 | Mar 16, 2015 |
good, unique ( )
  lustig | Mar 14, 2015 |
Extra Yarn is a must read for anyone! This is a story about a colorless world that is introduced to color through one girl's magical yarn. She knits hats, sweaters, and all sorts of things out of her colorful yarn, and makes the world bright and less boring. It teaches that money is not the most important thing in life, because a rich man offers the girl millions of dollars for her magical yarn, but she will not trade it.
  jresner | Feb 10, 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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