That’s My Sweater!

Dial. Oct. 2022. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780593461945.
PreS-Gr 2–A beautiful, scarlet-striped sweater is prized by Olivia, a girl who takes wearing it very seriously. Olivia brings her sweater everywhere she goes, even to the bathroom. The sweater and Olivia are like two peas in a pod, until the day comes when the sweater no longer fits, and she discovers it on her little drooly brother. Determined to get the sweater back, Olivia employs some creativity to get it off her younger sibling. In doing this, she learns that the prized possession once belonged to her older brother, who also loved it before he outgrew it. Surprised that her beloved item is a hand-me-down, Olivia develops a new attitude. White, red, and teal are the dominant colors used for the illustrations. Each character is drawn with expressions that are sure to delight even the youngest children and certainly lend themselves to discussions about feelings and sharing. The story is conveyed in speech bubbles and narrative text in fonts of a variety of sizes and shapes.
VERDICT An endearing addition to libraries; a tale that showcases how learning to share is an important part of growing up.

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