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Extra Yarn Hardcover – Oct 27 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray; First Edition edition (Oct. 27 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061953385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061953385
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“There’s nothing to say but—perfect.” (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))

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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.

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Following on the success of the first book he wrote and illustrated, I Want My Hat Back , fans of Jon Klassen can now enjoy this latest work.

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.
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If I was a children's storyteller, I'd want Jon Klassen to illustrate my book too. :-)

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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Extra Yarn written Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is a wonderful tale of hope and generosity of spirit. It's a perfect picture book for the obsessive knitter in your family and a must have for any elementary school library! It's a folksy tale that leaves you feeling...content...like you're wrapped in one of Grandma's hand knit sweaters.

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This book has a nice little message, and Jon Klassen's illustrations are gorgeous. As a knitter, it's the perfect gift for me to give to all the kids in my life, if I can bear to part with all the copies I've bought.
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