Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
  

Extra Yarn

Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Jon Klassen

5+ readers   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

This is an extraordinary new picture book about a little girl who cocoons her cold, grey town in joy and warmth...and brightly coloured yarn! It's the perfect marriage of a beautiful, timeless story and stunning illustrations from a dream duo, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Rising star Jon Klassen's debut picture book, I Want My Hat Back , was listed as one of the New York Times ' Best Illustrated Books of 2011. Keep your eyes peeled for a very familiar-looking bear in Extra Yarn!

Synopsis

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

On a cold, dark day in a dull, grey town, little Annabelle discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn. She knits a cosy jumper to keep herself nice and toasty warm and finds, to her surprise, that she still has yarn left over. So she decides to knit her dog a jumper too but - hang on a second - she STILL has extra yarn! Annabelle knits and knits and, soon, she's blanketed the entire town in a rainbow of colour, knitting away the dreary iciness that grips it. Her prodigious status spreads far and wide. It doesn't take long for the evil Archduke to set his beady eyes upon Annabelle's magical box of yarn but, little does he know, you have to have a little bit of magic inside your heart for it to work...

Reviews

There's nothing to say but - perfect. Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of It's a Book.

About the Author

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California, USA.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Mac Barnett
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Author's Website

https://www.macbarnett.com/

Publisher

Publication date

30th November 1999

ISBN

9781406342314

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