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.
- Hardback | 40 pages
- 254 x 216 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
- 17 Jan 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins Childrens Book Group
- New York, United States
- chiefly col. Illustrations
Back cover copy
This much-loved picture book is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, who also won the Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat.
"Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"Klassen's pacing, especially the mostly wordless sequence when the box floats back to Annabelle on a triangle of an iceberg, is impeccable. The final spread, all light and yarn-covered tree limbs, brings Barnett's clever, quiet yarn full circle, to a little girl and a town, now colorful and happy." -- Horn Book (starred review)
"Reading like a droll fairy tale, this Barnett-Klassen collaboration is both seamless and magical. The spare, elegant text and art are also infused with plenty of deadpan humor. Quirky and wonderful, this story quietly celebrates a child's ingenuity and her ability to change the world around her." -- Booklist (starred review)