Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
Title: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
Author: KG Campbell
I have a picture book recommendation: Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell. This is a hilarious story about a little boy, his “cousin” that knits horrible sweaters, and his attempts to dispose of said sweaters with a humor that echoes Lemony Snicket’s. The opening line caught me right away: “Cousin Clara’s cottage was consumed by a crocodile. Luckily, Cousin Clara wasn’t in it.” Any book that uses words like “inexplicable tragedy,” “ghastly,” and “irksome,” and has a protagonist with a list of “Suspicious Stuff Starting with C” has my vote!
-Dawn at KDL’s Gaines Township branch
A fastidious fellow, Lester likes everything just so. So when Cousin Clara moves in and knits him truly dreadful sweaters as fast as he can surreptitiously dispose of them, Lester must think of a way to get rid of them for good—or be doomed to look like a clown forever.