i need time to get ready for taxes this weekend, so i thought i’d share a favorite book that came my way recently. the absolutely adorable
extra yarn by mac bennett, illustrated by jon klassen is a sweet and simple story about the rewarding magic of giving hand knits.
can you see the similarity too?
i first saw a review copy of this book at the knitters review retreat and was immediately jealous that clara got to take it home.
but then someone told someone to send me one, too and now i can share it with you.
i love the charcoal-y muted tones of all the houses and trees, contrasted with the cheery bright colors of annabelle’s yarn
and how, as her knitting and generosity with it grows, so the world around her is transformed from shadow to light.
it’s just delightful—a perfect gift for a child you might know, or heck, just for yourself. i was very torn about whether to keep mine or pass it on to one of my nephews and finally decided to send it to micah, since his mom, nan, is a wonderful knitter.
he may as well learn about yarn early!
and just after i wrapped it up to send out, another review copy landed on my doorstep. haha, i was very thankful; i really wanted to add a copy to my shelf of children’s books.
i think the last page of the book says it best
i highly recommend extra yarn; it’s the perfect way to share the yarn love with a special little someone (or two, haha). thank you very much to harper collins books for both publishing it and for including me in their review list.
and for all of you, a special treat, just in time for valentime’s day: harper collins will send one lucky commentor a copy of extra yarn to share with their family. please leave a comment at the end of this post sometime before 9pm EST on tuesday feb 7 to be included in the drawing. we’ll announce the winner on wednesday in thursday’s post!