Author(s): Mac Barnett
This is an extraordinary new picture book about a little girl who cocoons her cold, grey town in joy and warmth...and brightly coloured yarn! On a cold, dark day in a dull, grey town, little Annabelle discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn. She knits a cosy jumper to keep herself nice and toasty warm and finds, to her surprise, that she still has yarn left over. So she decides to knit her dog a jumper too but - hang on a second - she STILL has extra yarn! Annabelle knits and knits and, soon, she's blanketed the entire town in a rainbow of colour, knitting away the dreary iciness that grips it. Her prodigious status spreads far and wide. It doesn't take long for the evil Archduke to set his beady eyes upon Annabelle's magical box of yarn but, little does he know, you have to have a little bit of magic inside your heart for it to work...The perfect marriage of a beautiful, timeless story and stunning illustrations from a dream duo, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Rising star Jon Klassen's debut picture book, "I Want My Hat Back", was listed as one of the "New York Times"' Best Illustrated Books of 2011. Keep your eyes peeled for a very familiar-looking bear in Extra Yarn!
"There's nothing to say but - perfect." (Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of It's a Book."
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 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 Oakland, California, USA. www.macbarnett.com Jon Klassen has created illustrations for the popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and concept art for the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats' Night Out won the Governor General Award in 2010. His first book as author-illustrator, I Want My Hat Back, was published to wild acclaim in 2011. It was named as a Theodor Geisel Honor Book in 2012 and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012. He lives in Los Angeles, USA. www.burstofbeaden.com