We are so excited to welcome Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the author and illustrator team behind this year’s Caldecott Honor-winning book, Extra Yarn, to The Carle this coming weekend. On Sunday, February 10th, these two creators of many bestselling picture books will talk about their process and collaboration and give us a little behind-the-scenes peek at this award-wining book. A book signing will follow. Click here for the details.
We encourage those who cannot attend to pre-order autographed copies online now and we will get them signed and ship them after the event.
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Extra Yarn here at The Carle. When the book first released early last year, inspired by Annabelle’s penchant for knitting sweaters for just about everyone and anything, we thought we could find a few things around the museum that needed sweaters too. In honor of Mac and Jon’s Extra Yarn bookstore contest, we decided to knit (and crochet) a scarf for our Red Elephant sculpture in our courtyard and sweater for the Very Hungry Caterpillar in our bookstore.
In celebration of Mac and Jon’s visit, we are giving away a hardcover copy of Extra Yarn, autographed by both author and illustrator, to one lucky blog reader.
How to enter:
In Extra Yarn, Annabelle discovers a magic box of never-ending yarn. If you found a magic box, what would be inside and what would you do with it?
Tell us in comment below BEFORE 12 pm EST, Friday February 8, 2013 for a chance to win. One winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
Mac Barnett was born to non-farmers in a California farming community and currently lives in Oakland, California. He is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including Guess Again! and Chloe and the Lion (both illustrated by Adam Rex), and the Caldecott Honor and New York Times bestseller Extra Yarn. He’s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers.
Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the author and illustrator of the 2013 Caldecott Medal book This is Not My Hat, 2013 Caldecott Honor book Extra Yarn, 2012 Geisel Honor book I Want My Hat Back, as well as the illustrator of Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, and The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. He also created concept art for Coraline, the stop-motion animated film based on the book by Neil Gaiman.