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Extra Yarn

Over the weekend I organized Leta’s collection of books (this is what it looked like), and I found so many charming works that I didn’t even know were stuffed in there somewhere. I thought I’d feature some of my favorites over the next few weeks.

This first one is called Extra Yarn (by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen). A girl named Annabelle finds a box filled with yarn, just an ordinary box that ends up transforming an entire town. It’s a simple story about kindness with perfectly humorous illustrations. And this has to be one of my favorite Amazon reviews ever: “For heaven’s sake, it’s a kids’ book about yarn bombing. Need I really say more?”

Yarn bombing, Y’ALL.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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