Extra Yarn

Author(s): Mac Barnett; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Picture Books

From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller.

A young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community in this stunning picture book. With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range of color, this modern fairy tale has the feel of a new classic.

Fans of Oliver Jeffers and Peter Brown will love this book.


Product Information

'A perfect feel good picture book' and 'a unique picture book and a terrific read' The Bookseller charming ... ideal for three and a half years upwards and its soothing narrative is good for bedtime. Likely to become a classroom favourite too. We Love This Book extraordinary ... the perfect marriage of a beautiful, timeless story and stunning illustrations -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids.co.uk Jon Klassen's illustrations carry the joke of this affirming fantasy effortlessly. -- Julia Eccleshare/Michelle Pauli The Guardian Jon Klassen's illustrations add greatly to this story. His colourful knitting pattern pulls the story together as it features not only on clothes, but on buildings, cars and animals. He portrays Annabelle with the most wonderful expressions which reflect her strength of character. This delightful story will read aloud very well in class and be ideal for role play activities Reading Zone I adored this book so much I read it twice from cover to cover without stopping. It's a sweet story but funny too, and I love the style of the writing and the ending The Book Bag

Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including the hugely successful Guess Again, illustrated by Adam Rex. He also penned the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries; the first Brixton Brothers book, The Case of the Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, was nominated for the 2010 Edgar Award for best Juvenile. He is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travellers. He lives in Berkeley, California, USA. Jon Klassen is the writer and illustrator of the bestselling and award-winning picture books I Want My Hat Back (9781406338539) and This Is Not My Hat (9781406343939). He is also the creator of illustrations for the popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles, USA.

General Fields

  • : 9781406352481
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : January 2014
  • : 216mm X 254mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 40
  • : chiefly Illustrationsstrations (colour)
  • : Mac Barnett; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 114
  • : Jon Klassen
  • : en
  • : 813.6