Flax-Golden Tales - Extra Yarn!
|Annabelle lives in a cold little town without much color|
(Sorry, lil' sis!)
One book we talked about, and couldn't wait to run out and buy, was Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen. We have both loved the work of Klassen in I Want My Hat Back and The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Well, the release date came and I was ready! The book was just as lovely as I had hoped!
|The Archduke tries to persuade Annabelle |
as she knits a sweater for a truck.
Mac Barnett tells a pretty simple story with an oh-so-sweet message. I love it's fairy tale style, full of magic and an evil archduke. And Klassen delivers again! My favorite pages are his line-ups. Our good friends from I Want My Hat Back even make a cameo appearance!
|Annabelle knits for all her classmates and her teacher.|
|Annabelle knits for the town...even "little Louis" Ha!|
|Annabelle even knits for...hey! I know those guys!|
|My latest creation, a pink elephant,|
with a mustache my sister knit!