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Canadian Book Reading for Children

"Extra Yarn"

On a cold, dark day in a dull, grey town, little Annabelle discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn. She knits a cosy jumper to keep herself nice and toasty warm and finds, to her surprise, that she still has yarn left over. So she decides to knit her dog a jumper too but – hang on a second – she STILL has extra yarn! Annabelle knits and knits and, soon, she's blanketed the entire town in a rainbow of colour, knitting away the dreary iciness that grips it. Her prodigious status spreads far and wide. It doesn't take long for the evil Archduke to set his beady eyes upon Annabelle's magical box of yarn but, little does he know, you have to have a little bit of magic inside your heart for it to work...

The book was selected to celebrate National Sweater Day, which takes place on February 5th of each year. For National Sweater Day, Canadians are encouraged to pull on a sweater and turn down the thermostat to save energy and help protect the environment. Please come wearing your favourite sweater!


Book information:

Title: "Extra Yarn"
Author: Mac Barnett
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Walker Books, 2014


Date & hours: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (16:30 – 17:30)

Place: Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library (B2 level)

Age limit: 4 to 10 years

Language: English/Japanese

Capacity: 25 children, plus their parents/guardians

Participation: Free of charge

  • Individual reservations should be made by fax to 03-5412-6287 or by e-mail, indicating the names of participants and ages of children in your message.
  • Reservations will be closed when we reach maximum enrolment.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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Date Modified:
2015-02-12