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A Knitter's Dream,
This review is from: Extra Yarn (Hardcover)How exciting for Annabelle, who lives in a black-and-white cold little town, to find a box filled with yarn of every color. This isn't an ordinary box of yarn. It's a box of never-ending yarn. Even after knitting sweaters for herself, her dog, her classmates, Mr. Norman, Mr. Crabtree (a hat for him), and Mom and Dad, Annabelle has yarn to spare. So she does what any knitter would do. She makes a sweater for everyone in town and animals, too -- and all sorts of things that don't even wear sweaters. Annabelle has an international following, including an archduke. The archduke offers Annabelle a hefty sum for her precious box, eventually stealing it when she rebuffs his offers. Boy, is he in for a surprise when he settles in to do his knitting.
Witness a town transform from cold and bleak to warm and inviting as Annabelle shares her knit creations. Ample white space draws attention to the illustrations of softly colored sweaters with knit detailing. Entertaining with a quick resolution, this book is just plain well done. It's sure to be as popular as illustrator Klassen's I Want My Hat Back. Readers will even recognize some of the characters.
Originally published for the San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review