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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn (2012)

by Mac Barnett

Other authors: Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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Great texture in the way the yarn was illustrated. I enjoyed the simple story and the magical properties of the box of yarn.
  Cara_M | Jun 12, 2017 |
A cute book that interchanges stark black and white pictures with colorful, textured illustrations as the story develops. A good book for demonstrating how one's simple actions can make a difference for everyone.
  tania.taylor1967 | Jun 11, 2017 |
This book was about a little girl who never ran out of yarn so she was able to knit many many sweaters for everyone and everything in her town. When the archduke tries to steal the box, it is empty. He throws it in the ocean and it floats back to the little girl... full of yarn.
  HaleyCarlson | May 12, 2017 |
Summary- This is a story about a supply of yarn that never runs out. Annabelle knits for everyone in town, until she runs into the archduke who wants the yarn for himself.

Critique of Genre- Fantasy, endless supply of yarn.

Age- 1st- 5th grade.

Media- Watercolors and Colored Pencils
  DRhodes02 | Apr 19, 2017 |
I loved this book - I loved the story and the sentiment and the warmth and that the Archduke is foiled and most of all I loved the illustrations, and the way they were made from negative spaces and explored the texture of adding pigment to paper. Excellent book for people who knit, for people who have children (of just about any story-telling age), for people who appreciate good art. a cosy way to start the new year. ( )
  Deborahrs | Apr 15, 2017 |
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Klassen, JonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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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

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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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