extra yarn by mac barnett is one of my favorite picture books as of late. it has the potential of winning a caldecott thanks to jon klassen's beautiful illustrations. the story features annabelle who comes across a box containing some yarn. but a magical thing happens! she knits and knits and the yarn never seems to run out. so she knits sweaters for dogs, and people, and trees, and cars, and soon the entire monochromatic town is awash in color thanks to her handiwork. the greedy archduke decides to steal her magic box. how will she get out of that pickle? you'll have to read it to find out. it's a great read-aloud for the little ones, and sure to be at your local library!