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Extra Yarn (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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Member:MBels
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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Extra Yarn is a simple, but good book. The illustrations drastically enhanced the book. The town was described as “a cold little town, where everywhere you looked was either the white of snow or the black of soot from the chimneys” (pg.1). The main character then found a box that was described as “filled with yarn of every color” (pg.1). This concept of the town being black and white and dreary and the yarn being colorful was so important to the main idea of the book, and it showed in the pictures. Consistently throughout the book, everything was black and white except for this never ending colorful yarn. The illustrations did a magnificent job emphasizing the written text. I also liked the repetition. Multiple characters would sporadically comment on how Annabelle was soon going to run out of yarn, but she never did. It kept the reader wondering if she really would run out eventually while creating a nice rhythm to the book. After a few times of being questioned, the reader was able to pick up on the pattern. The big message of the book was how one person can single handedly have a positive effect on their community. ( )
  kslack3 | Sep 26, 2016 |
Overall I enjoyed the style and flow of the story. The artwork was by Jon Klassen who has several books of his own and has an artistic style that I enjoy. The villain in the book fell a little flat too me and in my opinion did nothing to either make the story better or worse. ( )
  MichaelCunningham | Sep 25, 2016 |
This book is about a little girl named Anna who has magic yarn. She knits sweaters for everything and everyone in her little town and never runs out of yarn. GENRE: fiction. MEDIA: stamped, ink, watercolor. USES: teach about kindness, how small things can make a big change.
  Adrinnon | Sep 19, 2016 |
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 |
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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

(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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