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A Pic Pick For The Eloquent Child


Today's Pic Pick is...

Lester's Dreadful Sweaters

By debut author-illustrator K.G. Campbell.

Ages 7 and UpFor the eloquent child who's surpassed Fancy Nancy and her well-versed prototypes comes a more universal story, although not part of a series. Lester's Dreadful Sweaters!

Lester wears a bowtie, combs his hair carefully to the side, measures the evenness of his pulled up socks and keeps a lost and found collection.

All seems in order until his cousin Clara's cottage is consumed by a crocodile and she is to stay with Lester's family. She later greets Lester with a gift, a shrivled, saggy sweater which Lester wears and carefully disposes of. But every time a mishap occurs, there goes Clara with her clicktey-click and yet another dreadful sweater. What is a young man to do, but face the ridicule that lies ahead in class, outdoors and soon in a friends party. Does Lester find a way out of this mishap? Well of course he does... Perhaps there might also be a lesson about making the best of things. But don't just take my opinion see what they said too...

Read Alikes...

The Unruly Queen

By E.S. Redmondand for the 8 and older Nancy in you...

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

By Jane O'ConnorNot to purposely quote Levar Burton from the Reading Rainbow... But you can find this book and others at your local library... or click on the link to put them on hold at your branch.


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