Like a well-worn, snuggly blanket, this sweet bedtime story about a little bear who's afraid of the dark and his mother's creative solution will warm and comfort readers big and small.
Frankie is a little bear who has a hard time falling asleep. The dark is scary, and he hates to be alone. So his mother gives him a ball of yarn to hold when he goes to bed, and she keeps the other end in the next room, working it into a surprise for Frankie.
Every few nights the yarn color changes, and Frankie dreams in all the colors that he and his mother pick out. One night he's swimming in turquoise water, another night he's in a cool gray fog. He plays with a marmalade kitten and eats delicious chocolate cake. Eventually Frankie and his mother create something special--and Frankie learns that he's always connected to those he loves, even when he's alone in the dark.
A beautiful story of love and crafting, A Bedtime Yarn will appeal to knitters, sleepy little bears and any parents dealing with their child's fear of the dark.
NICOLA WINSTANLEY has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate's Bed and Cinnamon Baby, which won an honor prize for the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and was shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Nicola lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
OLIVIA CHIN MUELLER graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Besides illustrating, Olivia loves playing with her cats, raising silk moths and collecting anything cute! A Bedtime Yarn is her first picture book. Olivia grew up in the small town of Chester Connecticut, and now lives in Los Angeles, California.
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2018)