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. When a greedy clothes-loving archduke tries to buy -- then steal -- the box for himself, he discovers that ill-gotten gains bear no fruit -- or in this case, yarn.
Mac Barnett's elegant and clever story is complemented by Jon Klassen's illustrations, and fans of I Want My Hat Back will enjoy the familiar faces that show up in this picture book about the magical properties of kindness and generosity.
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"Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child's ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her." -- Booklist
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jan 17, 2012|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|
|Award Winners||Caldecott Honor|