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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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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 |
Summary: This is a book about a little girl who has a magical box of yarn. When she takes a look at her boring old black and white town, she decides to put the unending box of yarn to good use. She takes the yarn and starts making sweaters and clothing for people in her town. When the box gets stolen from a greedy man, he realizes that it only is magic with her. The box finds it's way back to the little girl and she is happy again.
Genre: Fantasy because there is no such thing as a magic box that produces unlimited yarn.
Medium: printing and other mixed media
Age Appropriateness: Primary and intermediate
Use in a classroom: This book can be used to talk about being greedy and how that it is not okay. It also can be used to teach about the illustrations in the book and how the pictures contribute to the story.
  rbrock15 | Apr 10, 2017 |
A girl finds a box of yarn and decides to knit a sweater. SHe ends up never running out of yarn and knits sweaters for everyone and everything. From houses to trees and bears. The town was originally very bland but thanks to the little girl was soon covered in her sweaters. The theme of this book isn’t really clear, but I think it might be about community. SHe refuses to sell her yarn when someone offers 10 million and though it was stolen, she gets it back. She was told that she was a distraction in school but instead of listening, she knitted everyone in her class sweaters. Even though people were doubtful and mean to her time after time, she still stood up for herself. ( )
  rachlara | Mar 5, 2017 |
A beautifully illustrated book about the power of creativity and staying true to yourself and your beliefs despite the negativity and cynicism of others.
  NicoMartinson | Mar 5, 2017 |
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Mac Barnettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Klassen, JonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:03 -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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