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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #61: Extra Yarn (picture book)

Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett, author
Jon Klassen, illustrator

Balzer + Bray
January 2012
40 pages
Age range: 4-8

source: personal library

This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn.

But it turns out it isn't.


On a cold afternoon, in a cold little town,
where everywhere you looked was either the while of snow
or the black of soot from chimneys,
Annabelle found a box filled with yarn of every color.

And so begins Annabell's adventure. She knits herself a sweater and one for her dog. Then over and over for the people and animals in her town and she still has yarn left. So she started to knit sweaters for things that don't need sweaters. People heard about her and came to "visit from around the world". Everything was great until an archbishop came to buy the box.

I love the results of this! Just because you want something doesn't mean you'll get it. Stealing something that isn't yours isn't a good idea. Just because you're unhappy doesn't mean others will be too.

I use to trace the pictures of my children's favorite books and let them color them. The illustrations here are perfect for that. Let your child come up with some of their own sweater colors!

Challenges this counts towards:
Let Me Count the Ways
Monthly Mix-up Mania

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