Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lester's Dreadful Sweaters

Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
by K. G. Campbell

Kids Can Pr. September 2012.
unpaged picture book
Young Lester was suspicious of pretty much everything and he liked his life to be perfectly ordered. That all changed when cousin Clara arrived. The family isn't quite sure whose cousin she is, but if she's family then she, and her knitting basket, will be welcomed in their home. Now poor Lester's life will never be the same for Cousin Clara rapidly knitted him a sweater which, to be polite, he wore until it "accidentally" got ruined. Never fear, cousin Clara can knit up a new one in the blink of an eye - this one even more dreadful than the last. No matter what accidents befall the gifted sweaters there was always another one close behind. Until eventually Lester was able to find a more appreciative home for his collection of sweaters and the knitting fiend herself.
Lester is a fabulous little boy full of quirks and charm. This is a fun story with adorable illustrations. The creatively terrible sweaters are fabulous - I am glad they find a happy home in the end!

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