by Mac Barnett
illustrated by Jon Klassen
January 17, 2012
Annabelle finds a box of yarn and knits herself a sweater. "And when Annabelle was done, she had some extra yarn." She knits something for everyone and yet the box still magically has extra yarn. She even knits the animals sweaters in her "cold little town." She begins knitting "sweaters for things that didn't even wear sweaters," and while busy making one for a truck one day, a mysterious archduke shows up wanting to buy the box. Annabelle, of course, refuses and the archduke turns sinister. You'll have to get the book to find out what happens next!
I am a big fan of Klassen's art, and this book is no exception - in
fact, the art is exceptional! The story - quirky and weird - is right up
my alley and is perfect for little readers who will likely get a kick
out of the concept of knitting a sweater for a house and a hat for a guy
"who never wore sweaters or even long pants."