Extra Yarn Hardcover – Oct 27 2011
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“There’s nothing to say butperfect.” (Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of It's a Book)
“Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“Klassen’s pacing, especially the mostly wordless sequence when the box floats back to Annabelle on a triangle of an iceberg, is impeccable. 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.” (Horn Book (starred review))
“Reading like a droll fairy tale, this Barnett-Klassen collaboration is both seamless and magical. The spare, elegant text and art are also infused with plenty of deadpan humor. Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child’s ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her.” (Booklist (starred review))
From the Back Cover
Extra Yarn, winner of a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, as well as a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community.
This much-loved picture book is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, who also won the Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat.See all Product Description
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Klassen illustrates for Mac Barnett, and it is a beauty of a story. Barnett's writing is witty and subtle in the same way that Klassen's illustrations are. The pacing of the words and images could not strike a more perfect pitch.
The story itself is quite simple. A girl finds a box full of yarn and begins to knit, changing the lives of those around her, one at a time. I do not knit, but I love this story enough to consider knitting.
P.S. Look for the bear.
This book is quite special, I think. There's good pitted against evil, a very special message, quirky sweet humour and quite visual with beautiful illustrations. It's subtly intelligent/funny. I quite like this book. And oh yeah, so does my 3.5 year old son! He was re-telling the story to my husband at breakfast the other day!
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really really enjoy the metaphorical content... Lots of food for thoughtPublished 6 months ago by Helena Sterling
every household library needs this book. my children (5 and 8) love it, and i have given it as a gift to all ages. Read morePublished 13 months ago by sewnorthern