Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

A Bumblebee Sweater

by (author) Betty Waterton

illustrated by Kim LaFave

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
Humorous Stories, Multigenerational
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
Recommended Reading age
4 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2012
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2007
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it


"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."

About the authors

Betty Waterton was the author of nineteen children's books, including the Quincy Rumpel novels and a number of well-loved picture books. Over the course of her writing career she traveled all over Canada giving readings to children. For many years she lived on Canada's West Coast, where A Salmon for Simon, her first children's book, takes place.

Betty Waterton's profile page

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.

Kim LaFave's profile page

Other titles by Betty Waterton

Other titles by Kim LaFave