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Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K. G.…

Lester's Dreadful Sweaters

by K. G. Campbell

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In the book, Lester's cousin moves in and has a passion for knitting sweaters. Lester despises these sweaters and is constantly trying to dispose of them. Throughout the whole book he is constantly thinking of how to get rid of the sweaters or else he might look like a clown forever. This is a great book to read in class because of the colorful pictures and the simplistic language. Many kids can relate to this story because they have all had the experience of wearing clothes that they did not like. ( )
  Kailynevans | Nov 14, 2017 |
In this book Lester is a boy who is very particular about things especially with the way he appears to others. He gets a surprise when his aunt who they don't even know if she is related to them comes to stay at his house. She is a lady that loves to knit. So everyday while she is there she knits him some pretty wild and unusual sweaters. ( )
  MadelynMaxwell | Apr 21, 2017 |
Lester’s aunt Clara keeps knitting him the most absurd sweaters. He keeps finding ways to ruin and get rid of the sweaters, but she keeps knitting new ones. Lester meet some clowns at a friend’s birthday party, and the clowns love his sweater. Aunt Clara promptly gets a job travelling with the clowns and making them sweaters, which to Lester’s relief, ride him of the dreadful sweaters. Such a silly story, that children will have many connections too. We all have that family member that makes us things we may not love as much as they do. ( )
  TiffanyMorgenweck | Jul 17, 2016 |
A very fun story that both kids and adults will find entertaining. Lester's Aunt Clara (who might not actually be related to anyone) has to come live with the family after her house is eaten by a crocodile, and she keeps knitting him horrible sweaters that he keeps destroying in ever more creative ways. ( )
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
A very quirky book. The opening scene was a bit in the spirit of [b:James and the Giant Peach|6689|James and the Giant Peach|Roald Dahl|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320412586s/6689.jpg|2379261] but the rest is very distinctly "lesterian". Lester is rather the odd child, with his lists and collections, maybe even on the autistic spectrum (and I think this transmits in the vocabulary used in the story, which certainly is peculiar and may render the book slightly less accessible to the younger crowd) but it certainly doesn't help when "cousin" Clara moves in and starts doting on him with her knitted sweaters. Now, I certainly don't want my child to think it's okay to be unappreciative or disrespectful of his elders, but those sweaters truly are as dreadful as there ever was. No, they're preposterously ridiculous. Very memorable! ( )
  Fjola | Apr 23, 2015 |
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When Lester's mysterious cousin Clara comes to stay with his family she insists on knitting him ugly sweaters and Lester must figure out how to accept the unwanted gifts without hurting his cousin's feelings.

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