Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community.
With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.
Extra Yarn is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, who also won a Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat.
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Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale...Barnett wisely leaves the box’s magic a mystery, keeping the focus on Annabelle’s creativity, generosity, and determination.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
This understated picture book is certain to spark the imagination of every child who comes upon it, and what could be better than that? Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child’s ingenuity and her ability to change the world.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
Extra Yarn is a fresh story of generosity trumphing over greed that has the feel of a classic folk tale, yet Jon Klassen's stylized, subtly comic illustrations seem totally modern.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
Extra Yarn is a charming picture book about a little girl who loves to knit.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
Starting right with the cover, Extra Yarn is a stunner.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
The final spread, all light and yarn-covered tree limbs, brings Barnett’s clever, quiet yarn full circle, to a little girl and a town, now colorful and happy.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
This book is a fabulously unique story. A bit random, but all the better for it. Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen have knit together a children’s book that certainly stands out from the majority of those that fill the shelves these days.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
Klassen’s (I Want My Hat Back) sepia-toned illustrations of wooden-plank fences, birch trees and clapboard houses make the rainbow-colored makeovers pop. HeRead Full Review of Extra Yarn
A volume for school and public library picture book collections. Highly Recommended.Read Full Review of Extra Yarn
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