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Extra Yarn (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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Title:Extra Yarn
Authors:Mac Barnett
Other authors:Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
Info:Balzer Bray (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
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a small girl finds a roll of never ending yarn and she makes jackets and sweaters for everyone in the village. then one day an archduke came and wanted the yarn all for himself. he hired people to steal the box and when he opened the box there was nothing there. the box made it way back to the girl.
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  TUCC | Aug 28, 2016 |
Extra Yarn is not just a book about knitting. Annabelle knitted for everyone and she is doing this because she wants to. Many lesson about giving, caring and doing what is right can be taught with this book. Not just that, but also the book talks about doing things regardless of who believes in you or not. I believe this book is wonderful. Also, the emotions this characters are feeling can turn into a lesson for character development. I love this book. ( )
  tflores15 | Jul 16, 2016 |
What would you do with some extra yarn? On a cold afternoon a little girl, Annabelle, found a box of yarn and starts to knit color onto the people and the things in her snowy, soot laden world. At first, she starts small by knitting a sweater for herself and the people and animals around her start to look at the colors and patterns with jealousy. She challenges the assumptions of people by continuing to knit transforming her town through color and texture. Soon Annabelle has knitted sweater for all of the people and animals within the town and she starts to make sweaters for the buildings and things transforming the world around her. At the start of the book the Annabelle’s world is colorless and linear but with each sweater she knits texture and color is added to each page. The story takes an interesting turn when an Archduke who has heard about this magical box of yarn comes to town and offers Annabelle large sums of money for the box. Annabelle refuses to sell her yarn and the Archduke sends three robbers to steal the box. When the archduke opens the box and the reader and the archduke are perplexed to find that the box is empty and curses the little girl. The box makes it way back to the little girl making the reader wonder the true purpose of this box of yarn and the role it plays in Annabelle’s life. ( )
  trippd | Jul 10, 2016 |
Gorgeous design and message, beautifully, subtly, and magically told. Artists will love it. Will children? ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I liked this book for many reasons, one of them being the theme, characters, and illustrations. From the illustration, the reader could figure out what was going on, and I loved the front cover and the details.
I liked how each character had their own ideas and personalities, it made the story fun. And the theme on sharing your gifts and sharing when you have more than you need, is a great reminder for children. ( )
  lindsayeubanks | Jun 2, 2016 |
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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

(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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