Parents' Guide to

Extra Yarn

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fanciful story of generosity has a classic folk-tale feel.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

lovely book

wonderful book, a firm fave in our home.

Is It Any Good?

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Extra Yarn is a fresh story of generosity triumphing over greed that has the feel of a classic folk tale, yet Jon Klassen's stylized, subtly comic illustrations seem totally modern. The action unfolds in a low-key but captivating way, then takes an even more folk-tale-like turn with the sudden arrival of the archduke on a sailing ship. The struggle over the yarn box and the mystery of its magic elevate the story to the realm of fable.

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