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Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in the USA, in California. Find Mac online at www.macbarnett.com and on Twitter as @macbarnett. Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, the only book to ever win both the Kate Greenaway and Caldecott Medal. He also illustrated Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General's Award in 2010. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon now lives in Los Angeles, California. Find Jon online at www.burstofbeaden.com and on Twitter as @burstofbeaden.

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`A perfect feel good picture book' and `a unique picture book and a terrific read' * The Bookseller *
charming ... ideal for three and a half years upwards and its soothing narrative is good for bedtime. Likely to become a classroom favourite too. * We Love This Book *
extraordinary ... the perfect marriage of a beautiful, timeless story and stunning illustrations -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids.co.uk *
Jon Klassen's illustrations carry the joke of this affirming fantasy effortlessly. -- Julia Eccleshare/Michelle Pauli * The Guardian *
Jon Klassen's illustrations add greatly to this story. His colourful knitting pattern pulls the story together as it features not only on clothes, but on buildings, cars and animals. He portrays Annabelle with the most wonderful expressions which reflect her strength of character. This delightful story will read aloud very well in class and be ideal for role play activities * Reading Zone *
I adored this book so much I read it twice from cover to cover without stopping. It's a sweet story but funny too, and I love the style of the writing and the ending * The Book Bag *

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