Book Review – A Bedtime Yarn

A Bedtime Yarn
Nicola Winstanley & Olivia Chin Mueller
Tundra Books
Publication Date: September 26, 2017


“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.” ~ Goodreads

A Bedtime Yarn written by Nicola Winstanley and illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller is a very charming tale about a little bear named Frankie who has trouble going to sleep. To help him overcome fears of being in the dark alone, his mother gives him a colorful ball of yarn to hold tight while he sleeps. Each night, Frankie gets a new, cozy ball of yarn in a different color – each carrying him away to exciting adventures in his dreams.

These colorful balls of yarn Frankie holds marks a different adventure for this darling little bear. And while each adventure is beautifully illustrated, the special prize is at the end of this very sweet book. What becomes of all the yarn Frankie takes to dreamland? A Bedtime Yarn is beautiful to look at and delivers a message sure to make your heart smile.

A Bedtime Yarn a wonderful read for children and for parents, or even grandparents – especially those who enjoy knitting and crocheting for their loved ones.

I gave this darling adventure, 4 snuggly stars!

Thank you NetGalley and Tundra Books for giving me this book in exchange for my honest feedback and review! 

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