“Things began to change in that little town.“
Really great illustrations how the bleak town was made colorful from her covering the town in yarn.
Review: Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett, 2012. Caldecott Honor Book. This is a beautiful picture book about a magical box of yarn. It teaches the reader the value of objects and how some things are worth even more than money.
Blurb: The story would be really good for older toddlers or preschoolers and would be great to use in a lesson where they can make something of their own with yarn
Quote: “Things began to change in that little town.“
#FallIsBooked Day 10: This story is about a girl named Annabelle who found a box filled with yarn of every colour. This seemingly-magical box never.. and I mean never.. runs out of coloured yarn. When Annabelle finished knitting a sweater for herself, she had enough leftover for her dog Mars. More than anything, this book reminds me that what we find in things are those we already have within us. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-htN
Winner of the Caldecott Medal. It showed interesting illustrations of different arrays in color that portrayed the effect the yarn had. It was a light and joy for everyone in that town and without it, the town was dull and sad. Had a cute plot that showed all the things Annabelle could do with the yarn and her imagination!
To me, the yarn represents love; the girl starts out by loving herself, and then finds she has more love for others. The more love she gives, the more she has to give. When someone tries to gain the love by force, without her consent, he finds there is no love there; but the girl is able to continue happily loving her world.
Maybe I'm reading too much into it but to me it seemed a perfect allegory for the abundance of love.
F / Boston Globe Horn Book Award Winner/ GR RA S
A visually stunning book that reads like a modern fairy tale, this would make a really fun read aloud or story telling.
I would use this book with kids to compare/contrast to traditional fairytales.
Great guiding reading questions: https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/ExtraYarn
ELL Buddy/paired reading
I think this book would be great to show that not everyone will create the same art! With the same materials, some will make art and some people won‘t see the point or can‘t seem to create with the materials. Opportunities are ENDLESS with an artistic vision! Also, the character helps her town with her extra yarn which shows that giving back makes a big difference in the community!
This book was great! I loved how the young girl had the opportunity to give sweaters to everyone and everything in her town and add color to the pages! When the evil man takes the yarn from her, the basket is empty. It returns to the girl, and she is happily surrounded by her creations!
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is a warming story about a little girl who found a box with a never ending supply of yarn (F, Caldecott Honor, *New York Times Best Seller, and RA). The twist? It was only available to her! I can see this picture book using the UDL principle 5.1: Use multiple tools for construction and composition. As for an EL strategy, I feel a though this is a great book to encourage positive self-talk.
This book has great representation of line. As Annabelle found an ordinary box of yarn, it turned out to be a never ending box of yarn. As she made many sweaters, hats, pet clothing, and even things for buildings, the extra yarn made shape throughout the book. The lines were horizontal, vertical, diagonal, each conveying meaning. The author shows value in his books, colorful but dull. Genre: Picture book; Published: 2012; Illustrator: Jon Klassen
The illustrations show how dreary and bleak the town was, and how Annabelle‘s yarn made the town happy and cheerful. The text is sort of the outline, but the pictures extended the story by showing the characters dressed in yarn that the author didn‘t explain in depth. Also, it doesn‘t give deep descriptions of the yarn, so the illustrations help you see exactly how it was.
Start with a great story… about yarn!… and knitting!… and doing for others!… add great illustrations… make the protagonist a yarnbomber!… and you have one happy knitter/reader/picture book enthusiast. Me! #picturebook
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett is an extraordinary modern Fantasy (F) picture book for children. This book also as won a Caldecott Honor book. This book incorporate hidden meanings that will allow children to dig deeper. This story can be used as a S, RA, and PR. This website allow teachers to Monitor student understanding of the story http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2012/10/extra-yarn/
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is a RF PB and Boston Globe Horn award winner and Caldecott award winner that would be great for a RA. This is the story of a young girl, Annabelle, and her magical box of yarn transforms a community. Her yarn provides color to a world that is very dull. #ucflae3414f17
What fantastic goodies! Three grown-up(ish-- one might be YA now that I say that) books and a great picture book! Candy! Halloween bag (definitely filling with candy for the kids tonight-- much better than my kitchen bowl) and tea towel! Light-up bats! Pup sucker! Paperclip bookmarks! @Annl thank you so much!!! Gloria, thanks for organizing another fantastic exchange! Happy Halloween all!