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Aug 06, 2014mmcbeth29 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved the creativity of this book about the many many dreadful sweaters made for Lester by his cousin Clara. The illustrations are gorgeous. I know Lester appears to deal negatively with his humiliation, but it shows a very real story. Lester feels helpless and does the best he can under the circumstances. I think the end solution is very clever and works out best for all including Clara who really only wants to knit quirky sweaters. I am going to disagree with the advertized age suitability however. This story is written to a more mature audience because of the deeper emotions displayed by Lester and the large vocabulary. I think ages 7-10 would be more appropriate. Would I recommend this book? YES. Adorable and fun