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The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater... That Grandma Knit (Blossom Street Kids Books)by Debbie Macomber
Synopses & Reviews
Cameron loves his grandmother. She knows just what makes him tick. That's why he can't figure out why Grandma would send him a sweater—a truly terribly horrible sweater—for his birthday.
Cameron pours mustard on his sweater. He puts it on his dog (in the rain). He even tries to send it to the thrift shop. But nothing works.
Now Grandma is coming for the holidays, and Cameron has to wear her gift to him. But what's he going to say when she asks what he thinks about the sweater she made?
With a sure hand and a light touch, worldwide bestseller Debbie Macomber and her new writing partner, Mary Lou Carney, reveal that what Grandma knit into Cameron's sweater is the greatest gift of all.
Debbie and Mary Lou have included simple knitting instructions and an original knitting pattern for Cameron's sweater. You can find them at the back of this book.
"Young Cameron is counting on Grandma Susan to come through with a cool gift for his birthday. Instead, he gets a hideous sweater — one that defies all the boy's attempts at eradication (including donating it to the church rummage sale and dousing it in condiments). But Cameron changes his tune when Grandma explains the significance behind each of the colors in the sweater's lovingly stitched stripes (green commemorates a winning soccer goal, yellow signifies that he is 'the sunshine of all our lives'). Macomber, a bestselling romance novelist making her picture book debut, and Carney (Tyler Timothy Bradford and the Birthday Surprise) do little to freshen up a chestnut premise — the narration feels like a well-intentioned youth sermon, and Cameron's efforts to rid himself of the sweater never gain comic momentum. Nguyen's (Gorilla Garage) characters tend toward a Plasticine quality reminiscent of the humans in the Toy Story movies, but his paintings pick up a considerable amount of energy and beauty whenever the story moves beyond its domestic confines. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Macomber, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of romance, joins children's author Carney for this heartwarming story about the true meaning of gift-giving. Full color.
About the Author
Debbie Macomber has been knitting since the age of twelve. In addition to being a #1 New York Timesfiction bestseller—with books translated into twenty-three languages—she lends her name to a dozen pattern and craft books and has her own line of knitting products. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, have four children and eight grandchildren and split their time between Washington State and Florida. This is Debbie's picture-book debut.
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