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A Bedtime Yarn

Written by Nicola Winstanley & illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
Published by Tundra Books
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Like a well-worn, snuggly blanket, this sweet bedtime story about a little bear who’s afraid of the dark and his mother’s creative solution will warm and comfort readers big and small.

Frankie is a little bear who has a hard time falling asleep. The dark is scary, and he hates to be alone. So his mother gives him a ball of yarn to hold when he goes to bed, and she keeps the other end in the next room, working it into a surprise for Frankie.

Every few nights the yarn color changes, and Frankie dreams in all the colors that he and his mother pick out. One night he’s swimming in turquoise water, another night he’s in a cool gray fog. He plays with a marmalade kitten and eats delicious chocolate cake. Eventually Frankie and his mother create something special–and Frankie learns that he’s always connected to those he loves, even when he’s alone in the dark.

A beautiful story of love and crafting, A Bedtime Yarn will appeal to knitters, sleepy little bears and any parents dealing with their child’s fear of the dark.

What Kind of Book is A Bedtime Yarn

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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The story of A Bedtime Yarn is masterfully crafted. It centers around a very tender and unique tradition of a mother knitting while her son holds a ball of yarn as he falls asleep. The tradition is woven seamlessly into a discussion of overcoming fears of falling asleep and the adventures of dreams and culminates in a delightfully warm surprise at the end.

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Who Wrote A Bedtime Yarn

Who Illustrated A Bedtime Yarn

Olivia Chin Mueller

Olivia grew up in the small town of Chester CT, and now lives in Providence, RI. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 2014.

Besides illustrating, Olivia loves playing with her cats, raising silk moths, and collecting anything cute! She also enjoys sewing and felting miniature animals!

Clients include: Scholastic Press, Tundra Books, Golden Books, Cottage Door Press, Sterling Publishing, Simon & Schuster

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Publication Date:
September 26, 2017

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