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A Big Ball of String

A young boy recycles old string to make himself A Big Ball of String. But what can he do with his big ball of string when he has to stay home in bed with a cold in his head? Why, a lot of things! First published in 1958, Marion Holland’s story and Roy McKie’s illustrations remind us that even though times have changed, a child’s creativity and ability to turn simple objects into imaginative playthings remains the same.

Tie-in Activity: After reading this book, consider looking through the recycling bin with your child, using your imagination to turn the materials into age-appropriate art projects. You can also search the type of materials online paired with the word "craft" to find art project ideas.