What would you do if you found a box filled with yarn of every color?
Annabelle lives in a cold and colorless town. When she comes across a special box with a lovely multicolored ball of yarn inside, she knits herself a sweater. There’s extra yarn so she knits her dog a sweater. As it’s turning out to be a magical, unending skein, there’s still extra yarn so she just continues knitting, covering everyone and everything in her town, transforming it from the dark and soot-filled village to a cozy, colorful place.
Winner of a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 2013, not to mention being a New York Times bestseller, Extra Yarn certainly had a lot to live up in my eyes before I had even read the first line of the opening page. Luckily, I am happy to report that it delivered in spades.