An Original Yarn

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

The synopsis from Amazon: “A monochrome town gets a change of color and attitude with the help of a box of yarn and a girl named Annabelle. From the seemingly endless box of Extra Yarn Annabelle knits clothing for everyone around her, tempering the ill-tempered, and creating beautifully patterned warmth for people, animals, and objects, alike.”

Truth be told, I was nervous about sharing this book for story time at first. Despite loving it personally, it seemed to be a bit of a ‘quiet’ book. I wasn’t too sure how well it would go over, if it would keep the kids enthralled long enough to be effective. So I waited on it. Then, the other day I saw it sitting on the returns shelf, picked it up, read it again, loved it still, and decided to take a chance on it. Continue reading