Sunday, 21 July 2013

Annabelle's Extra Yarn

My laptop and I have taken refuge from the current heatwave in our local library, where there is air conditioning and free wireless internet, and several of the librarians are avid knitters. I saw this book, which was prominently on display in the children's section, from the table where I was working, and wondered what on earth we're teaching the kids today — there's no such thing as extra yarn! But then I had a look through it, and if you'd like a way to brainwash make knitting look fun and appealing to the 3 to 8-year-olds in your life, I totally recommend Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Extra Yarn is the story of a little girl named Annabelle, who finds a box of yarn, begins to knit, discovers that her yarn never runs out, and just keeps knitting until she has transformed her entire town and an evil archduke decides he wants her magical box of yarn for himself. The story is cute and whimsical and the illustrations are charming. Extra Yarn is the winner of a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, as well as a New York Times bestseller. It's available on Amazon
and is quite likely to be available in your local bookstore.

1 comment:

  1. That is just my kind of book - Thank you for discovering