two children and an adult reading a book in the galleries.

Story Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Art, 2023; photo: Sean Eaton

Story Saturday: The Magic Ball of Wool

Bruce Galleries

Free with museum admission

Join us in the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Decorative Arts and Design galleries for an in-person story time with curatorial assistant Alyssa Velazquez! This month we'll be reading The Magic Ball of Wool by Susanna Isern and illustrated by Nora Hib, translated by Jon Brokenbrow, followed by a making activity for children 12 and under led by teaching artist Jena Schieb.

This reading is made possible by Cento de Luz. To purchase past and present Story Saturday titles, checkout Carnegie Museum of Art Museum Store's online reading section.

About the Book
One morning a hedgehog wakes up to find a mysterious ball of wool caught in his prickles. Why would he want a ball of wool?, he wonders. His friend the spider, who is an expert knitter, encourages him to start knitting. Fascinated by the CLICKETY-CLICK, CLICKETY-CLICK that is coming from the hedgehog’s home, all of the forest animals come to his house and the hedgehog happily knits something for each of his visitors. The more the hedgehog knits, the more he realizes something amazing—the ball of wool is magic!

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