Lester’s Dreadful Sweatersby K.G. Campbell (Author, Illustrator)
Yikes! Dreadful is right!
Lester was told that Cousin Clara will be coming over to stay with his family. Due to some unforeseen and most unusual circumstances, Cousin Clara house is lost forever! Lester is not too concerned. He goes about his usual business. When Cousin Clara comes over, things are just fine and dandy.
Until one day Cousin Clara declares, “I made you a sweater”. “How kind.. ” thought Lester.. until he saw it!
It was probably the worst sweater ever! In one word, it was indeed DREADUL! But of course he had to be polite and say thank you to Cousin Clara. Worse still, he had to wear it to school! Needless to say that Lester’s day was not a pleasant one at all!
But then later Lester’s new sweater ends up in the wash all shrunken and shriveled and useless of course. Lester thinks of it as an extremely mysterious circumstance
But Cousin Clara is unfazed! “Not to worry” she declares and keeps at her knitting clickety-click. And lo, next day there is yet another GHASTLY sweater ready to be worn.. just in time for school !
And so goes the tale of “Lester’s Dreadful sweaters”. A brilliant story, witty and cleverly done. Campbell’s pencil and crayon artwork is perfect for this story. The colorful sweaters matches Lester’s humiliation and situation perfectly. Lester’s misery and disappointment is extremely relatable and enjoyable at the same time! The horror of finding a STACK of sweaters was the last thread in this tale of misery.
No matter how hard he tries to rid his sweaters, Cousin Clara whips them out just as fast! And at the end, there is really only one option for poor Lester. The surprise end will leave you wanting more.
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