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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn (2012)

by Mac Barnett

Other authors: Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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A young girl stumbles upon some colored yarn. She decides knit a sweater for herself. When she was done, there was still some yarn left.She then knits for her dog and still has some yarn left. She starts knitting for people and objects around her until one day a rich duke steals it from her after she had refused to sell it to him. But when the duke gets his hand on the yarn,its lost its magic. Somehow the yarn finds his way back to the little who starts to knit again!
  yatsogu | Aug 15, 2015 |
Great example for fantasy writing and an example of how kindness wins in the end! Boston Globe-Horn Book, Caldecott Award
  JohnsonTam | Jul 9, 2015 |
A monochrome town gets infusions of color when Annabelle begins to knit a sweater or hat for everybody in town, using her seemingly endless new box of yarn
  aartik | Jun 27, 2015 |
This was a cute story, that again, I read to my Pre-K class when I was done with it. It is about a little girl Annabelle with a magical box of yarn that she uses to knit things for everyone in her dreary village. The villain in the story, though, wants it for himself, and after Annabelle refuses his monetary offer, hires robbers to steal the box of yarn. When he gets it, it is empty and he angrily throws it out the window, cursing Annabelle. She finds the box, again full of yarn, and lives happily ever after.
  kather8 | Jun 7, 2015 |
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 |
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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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