Book Review: Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell

Laura 11 October, 2012 Reviews 1 comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
by K. G. Campbell
Published 2012 by Kids Can Press
eBook: 32 pp.
Genres: Children's Fiction, Picture Books
Source: NetGalley

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
by K. G. Campbell
Published 2012 by Kids Can Press
eBook: 32 pp.
Genres: Children's Fiction, Picture Books
Source: NetGalley

I love Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters. It’s one of my favorite picture books I’ve ever read. It has that quirky, silly feel to it that I always seem to appreciate. Lester, I suspect, has a mild case of OCD. His hair must always be combed to perfection and his socks must be at just the perfect length. He’s a very serious child. When Cousin Clara comes to live with them she begins making him the most dreadful sweaters, with random holes and upside down pockets and huge poms poms. Lester’s mother makes him wear them to school so he decides it’s time to get rid of the sweaters, but Cousin Clara can knit them faster than he can destroy them. What he really needs is to find someone who will appreciate Cousin Clara’s unusual sweaters. This book makes a good use of alliteration and onomatopoeia. There are also some potential vocabulary boosters present. The illustrations are perfect. It’s just a stellar book. My one and only complaint is that I don’t like the way the dialogue is written. It often breaks up sentences in an unnatural way. Aside from that, this a favorite.

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