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Extra Yarn

Written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$17.99
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Target Age
40
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Picture
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What's Extra Yarn About

Publisher Summary

From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller.

A young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community in this stunning picture book. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.

Fans of Oliver Jeffers and Peter Brown will love this book.

What Kind of Book is Extra Yarn

Themes:
kindness
magic

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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5.0
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5.0
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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7.0

I can’t say enough good things about Extra Yarn. The story is fun, simple, and just a little bit magical; the writing is straightforward and concise. The art is lovely, making it a great book to display in a child’s bedroom or give as a baby shower gift. The story manages to be uplifting and inspiring without being overly moralistic or didactic. This is truly one of the best books we own, and one of the few books I can read to my kids over and over again without any of us getting bored.

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Who Wrote Extra Yarn

author
Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of numerous books for children, including four illustrated by Jon Klassen: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse; Triangle; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award; and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Mac Barnett lives in California.

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Who Illustrated Extra Yarn

illustrator
Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0061953385
ISBN 13:
9780061953385
Publication Date:
January 17, 2012