Lester's Dreadful Sweaters

Lester's Dreadful Sweaters

by K. G. Campbell
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Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K. G. Campbell

Everything went well enough at first when Cousin Clara unexpectedly came to stay with Lester's family. “Clara didn't make unsavory noises or rearrange Lester's Lost and Found collection. All she did was sit and knit.” However, things quickly take a turn when Clara presents Lester with a sweater she knitted for him. Not a normal sweater. A misshapen, yellow with purple pom-poms sweater. A perfectly dreadful sweater! Lester is mortified to be seen in it. Luckily, it is destroyed in a mysterious accident later that day. But then Clara surprises him with another sweater, equally ghastly. When it, too, meets an unfortunate end, Clara knits another one, and then another to replace that one after its tragic demise. Is there nothing Lester can do to stop Cousin Clara's never-ending supply of hideous sweaters? Author and illustrator K. G. Campbell's unconventional picture book tale is brought to hilarious life by his drawings of uncommonly ugly sweaters. With its offbeat humor and terrific use of language, it would make a superb choice for a lively read-aloud. Though the fastidious Lester with his exceedingly good manners is a bit unusual, the dilemma he faces is a fairly common one, and this book could launch a classroom discussion about young children's own experiences with receiving unwanted gifts, and the trade-offs that are made within families between honesty and kindness. It would make an inventive resource for a lesson on hobbies or crafts, or for children's own craft projects as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554539994
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 44 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Keith Gordon Campbell was educated in an old, turreted school with ghosts and secret passages and stuff. There he learned to love all things ghoulish, ghastly and rather gothic. He wasn't one for chasing after balls or playing leapfrog; he preferred, even then, to find quiet corners where he could write peculiar stories and illustrate them with funny characters. Keith is now a full-time author/illustrator and lives in California.

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Lester's Dreadful Sweaters 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMSV More than 1 year ago
This is a silly, and delightfully charming book. The kind of book adults can appreciate, while the kids sympathize with Lester and the truly awful sweaters he has to wear. Everyone has one of "those" relatives. The artwork is wonderful. We have bought it for a gift and would do so again.
book4children More than 1 year ago
The only thing better than an original picture book is an original picture book that's funny. I laughed out loud at some of poor Lester's sweaters and his "solution" for them. I think that every child knows the feeling of being forced to wear something truly dreadful. Lester's sweaters all meet with a mysterious demise until he comes up with a solution that makes everyone happy. Campbell's illustrations are as fantastic as his writing. They are simple, humorous, and add just the right touch to complete the story. Super funny, original, and witty, Lester's Dreadful Sweaters is destined to be a classic!