While at our last visit to the library, my wife happened upon a book with a familiar look to it. We own a couple of Jon Klassen’s books and were surprised to see the bunny from I Want My Hat Back on the cover of another book. That other book was Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
The synopsis is this:
This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn.
But it turns out it isn’t.
This is one of those books that is great because it hits on multiple levels. Sure, it is about a special girl with some extra yarn, but it is also an encouragement for people of all ages to use their gifts well.
Run, don’t walk, to your local bookstore and loudly demand it from the humble staff today.
Seriously. I don’t even want to say too much about it, because I really want you to discover its beauty for yourself.