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! 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 ...
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! 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...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!
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This book is a perfect way to teach younger children how to share and be giving. The book describes a young girl, Annabelle, who decides she wants to knit a colorful sweater. She finishes her sweater and realizes that she has more yarn left over, so knits a sweater for other people in the town. The illustrations tie the whole book together because it looks like pieces of fabric were used to create all of them. This picture book also describes how Annabelle is spreading color to the whole town with her yarn and reminding people to cherish each other and that this makes people happy. I would recommend this book to younger readers who are having a difficult time understanding how to share, but I don't feel this book could tie into any other lesson.
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