Monday, September 2, 2019

Rainy Books: Yazzy's Amazing Yarn


YAZZY'S AMAZING YARN
by
CATHEY GRAHAM NICKELL Illustrated by Emily Calimlim
  Genre: Children's Picture Book, Ages 4-8 
Publisher: Twenty-Eight Creative
Date of Publication: August 1, 2019
Number of Pages: 32
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Yazzy is a creative girl, always sketching out her next adventure. She loves yarn, and she loves to knit! Her neighborhood park is dull and rusty, but Yazzy has a grand plan. 
With a little help from her friends, Yazzy’s knitted wonders transform Penny Park into a fuzzy rainbow of warmth and color. What yarn-tastic idea will Yazzy think of next? 
The book includes a “History of Yarn Bombing” page for readers who are not familiar with this creative and whimsical type of art.

“As a teacher, it's refreshing to find a book that exposes children to an alternative art form. I'm inspired by Yazzy's story, and I know my students will be, too.” -- Deborah Horwitz, Art Teacher, The Emery/Weiner School, Houston, Texas.







SNEAK PEEK AT
YAZZY’S AMAZING YARN
BY CATHEY GRAHAM NICKELL



This is my first children's book that I'm reviewing and I think I am going to be doing more of these reviews, because children's books matter just as much as any other genre of book. Yazzy's Amazing Yarn is such a cute children's book in the words and in the way it is illustrated. Everything is so crisp and the colors are vibrant and can excite any child reading before bedtime. 

I appreciate the fact that the book starts off with technology intertwining with everyday activities, which is how childhood should be. Making phone cases out of yarn, brilliant idea that only the mind of a child would come up with. 

I also really enjoyed just the whole concept of this book. The story isn't about turning old into new, it's about using what is run down and giving it the TLC that it needs, while still keeping that history of what was intact. It really made me think of how people turn old buildings and revive it to its glory days. I love seeing that, because it gives a new sense of life without completely busting the history down, making it new but not completely modernized.

I never knew that Yarn Bombing was/is an actual thing until I read this children's book. Now I'm interested in finding these playgrounds and possibly submitting this idea to my councilman for a little playground near my area that could use some of that TLC. 

Overall, this is a book your kids need on their bookshelves. I may not be a parent, but I will definitely be grabbing myself a copy and putting it in my small children's collection for one of these days (years). Until then, Happy Reading!




Cathey Nickell is a busy author and elementary school speaker, having presented at more than seventy schools to date. Yazzy’s Amazing Yarn is her second children’s book about creativity and outside-the-box artistic endeavors. She is also the author of Arthur Zarr’s Amazing Art Car, which was awarded first place by the Texas Association of Authors in the category of Children’s Picture Books-All Ages. Cathey lives with her husband, Kevin, in Houston, where they raised their four children.

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Emily Calimlim, while not a knitting whiz herself, loves creating art with humorous and lively watercolor pictures for children. She lives in Houston with her fiancé, George, and silly studio bird, Simon. Emily spends her days capturing her ideas and imagination with paint and pencil.
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THREE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF YAZZY'S AMAZING YARN
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2 comments:

  1. LOVE that sneak peek and thanks for the bonus review. This sounds like it's worth reading at any age.

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