by Debbie Macomber, Mary Lou Carney and Vincent Nguyen
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.
The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater...That Grandma
Debbie Macomber has more than 100 million copies of her books in print, and her stories about home and family have a worldwide audience and have been translated into twenty-three languages. In addition to being a #1 New York Times bestseller in fiction many times over, she also has an enormous following among knitters as the author of dozens of pattern and craft books. In 2008, she launched a branded line of knitting products through Leisure Arts, the company that publishes her knitting guides. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, have four children and nine grandchildren, and split their time between Washington State and Florida. This is Debbie's second picture book co-authored with Mary Lou Carney; their first, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweaer . . . That Grandma Knit, was published in 2009.
Vincent Nguyen is not a knitter, but he is a painter, an illustrator, and an artist for feature films large and small. Originally from Houston, Texas, he moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts. He currently lives in New York City, where he works as a concept artist for Blue Sky Studios. He has illustrated several books, but this is his first for HarperCollins.
Mary Lou Carney is the editor of two magazines for young people--Guideposts for Teens and Guideposts for Kids. She is the author of several picture books for the Christian and educational markets, including Bubble Gum & Chalk Dust: Prayers and Poems for Teachers, and Absolutely Angels: Poems for Children and Other Believers (Boyds Mills Press). This is Mary Lou's second picture book coauthored with Debbie; their first, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweaer . . . That Grandma Knit, was published in 2009.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Age range: 4 - 7 Years
- Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational - Clothing & Dress
- Sweaters -Grandmothers - Knitting - Topical | Family
- Event | Birthday