Annabelle is a wonderful character and I love how she just continued knitting, making her town from drab and gray to alive and colourful. Instead of keeping it all to herself, or selling it, she kept it and cared more about her town and the people in it.
The last few pages were interesting, and I like the twist, but I think it would have been better had we not had it. I can imagine why it was added though. So we would know the secret of the box. However, with that secret out, it only made me more curious as to how it works and why some people can and some people can’t use it.
The ending was also a bit too plain and it felt like something was missing. I kept checking to see if I missed a page.
The art is gorgeous (as expected from Jon Klassen, it is also one of the reasons why I bought the book) and I really enjoyed seeing the characters, but also the the town and several details. I loved the colours used, I would have loved to have a jumper in that colour!
All in all, if you are looking for a calm, magical story, this might just be your book. I would recommend it to everyone (young and old).