A Bumblebee Sweater (Paperback)

A Bumblebee Sweater By Betty Waterton, Kim Lafave (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Betty Waterton, Kim Lafave (Illustrator)
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Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

Grandma Needlethorpe knits a sweater for her granddaughter Nellie's role as a bumblebee in the upcoming spring concert. And the result is a huge success - even though the sleeves have to be rolled up and the sweater hangs well past Nellie's knees. A delighted Nellie can't wait to show it off to her school chums, but each time she wears the sweater, Nellie gets into a scrape. And after several trips to the washer and dryer, the rapidly shrinking sweater finally fits her perfectly. But Nellie must wear the sweater one more time before the concert. And one more sweater mishap proves to be the last straw. The bumblebee sweater comes out of the dryer much too small for Nellie. Now it's no good for anyone except the family dog.

But Nellie doesn't mind; she's going to wear a flower costume in the concert. Too bad there won't be a bumblebee on stage after all . . . or will there?

About the Author

Betty Waterton is the author of eighteen picture books and novels for children. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Betty now makes her home by the sea in Sidney, British Columbia. Award-winning illustrator Kim LaFave has illustrated many books for children including Big Ben, We'll All Go Sailing, We'll All Go Flying and the early readers Emma's Emu, Andrew's Magnificent Mountain of Mittens and Andrew - Catch That Cat!. Kim lives with his family in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781554552375
ISBN-10: 1554552370
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publication Date: August 31st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English