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Thursday, April 5, 2012

E: Examine Extra Yarn

Examine what I have in store for you today with this ball of EXTRA YARN.

READ-4-LUCK is the weekly feature that acts as a book recommendation, book review, teaching tip, and writing lesson for children, parents, teachers, and writers. I post a link most weeks with Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Book Fridays.

 = Not bad. Might read twice.

 = Fun read first few times. Would get from library again.
 = Very enjoyable. Wouldn't mind owning a copy.
 = Awesome! Never tiresome for children, parents, teachers, or writers. May just have to buy this book.

This week's pick is Extra Yarn written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
"With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself."

Publisher: Balzer and Bray  
Year: 2012
Word Count: 566
Book Level: 3.2
Age: 4-8
Topic: yarn
Theme: imagination, determination
First Lines:
On a cold afternoon, in a cold little town, where everywhere you looked was either the white of snow or the black of soot from chimneys, Annabelle found a box filled with yarn of every color.
RATINGS
CHILDREN:  Such a fun and silly little book. The illustrations are fun and colorful.

PARENTS:  Magical and imaginative. Funny because it's so impossible. Pictures are perfect.

TEACHERS: 
 Best suited for a writing lesson. Also good for younger children for predictability. Could possibly teach basic knitting.

WRITERS: 
 Simply wonderful. The more I read it, the more I notice fun patterns.

Be sure to visit other "perfect picture books" at Susanna Leonard Hill's blog.

Keep on keepin' on...

6 comments:

  1. Hi Christie, I've been seeing this picture book around and it looks really cute. I hope to read it soon (crossing my fingers that we already have it in our library). Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I, too, have been reading rave reviews all over on this one, so want to get a read myself!

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  3. This book looks great! Like Ms. Marple and Ms. Bacsal, I've heard a lot of good things about it. It's time I read it!! :)

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  4. Christie, I'm not familiar with this book. It sounds like an interesting tale. Nice choice. Will have to check it out.

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  5. I happened to pick this up last week. It was one of the books they had on display. After reading it, I put it on my list to review for PPBF. So glad you added it to the list, already. I really loved the book.

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  6. I missed this! Thanks for linking! Great minds think alike:)

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