A Bumblebee SweaterAuthor Betty Waterton Illustrated by Kim LaFave ISBN 9781554552375 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date August 31, 2012 Size 210 x 260 mm
"Nellie has a lot of trouble keeping her sweater clean, and repeated washings and repeated shrinking keep the story moving. Straightforward language and plot keep the pages turning and make this a readable story for emergent readers and storytime alike. Energetic watercolor illustrations of Nellie's wild red hair and her grandmother's squinting eyes provide humor for this tribute to knitters everywhere."
Kim LaFave is a prolific picture book artist with many titles to his name, including Amos's Sweater, Ben Over Night, and Big Ben, which earned him the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. He has also won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. Kim lives on the west coast of Canada, in Robert's Creek, British Columbia.