That’s MY Sweater! by Jessika von Innerebner

Oh, people. There is not much more that I love than a good sweater.

Sweaters have even made an appearance in two of my books. In I Love Cake!, illustrated by Angie Rozelaar, Moose is always in a sweater, and, when he finally owns up to eating all of Rabbit’s birthday cake, sweaters even make their way into his apology.

In Making a Friend, illustrated by Alison Friend, it turns out Beaver is good at making all kinds of things–even sweaters.

Because of my deep love of and appreciation for sweaters, I knew I HAD to have my very own copy of Jessika von Innerebner’s That’s MY Sweater!

From the cover alone, we know that the star of this book is upset. She sees her baby brother in HER sweater.

Ooh. The drama! I’m on board already.

The book opens with an image of Olivia. The next spread shows Olivia gleefully wearing a pink and red sweater. Along with this image is the notification that “this is her FAVORITE sweater in the…ENTIRE UNIVERSE!”

Oh, Olivia! I get it! I get it!

Next, we get to see the sweet relationship Olivia shares with her sweater.

Then this happens…

Oh, no.

How does Olivia deal with this travesty? Does she manage to get reunited with her beloved sweater? Does she–gulp!–manage to let it go? Does she discover that maybe she wasn’t the first to love this very same sweater? (Psst. Check out the framed photos on the wall.)

While I am passionate about sweaters, there’s so much more about this book that I love. It showcases an actual growing pain that so many of us can relate to. It showcases sibling relationships. It showcases big feelings. And it does all of this with the two things I love most in a picture book–heart and humor.

Tammi Sauer

Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the country. She has more than 30 published picture books and has many others on the way. Her books have received awards, earned starred reviews, made lists, been made into musicals, and been translated into many different languages. Most importantly, kids really like her books! To learn more about Tammi and her books, please visit tammisauer.com and follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.

42 Comments:

  1. This looks both engaging and hilarious!

  2. I can relate. I still can’t get over seeing my crossed-out name on the endpaper of my favorite book. This book belongs to… (BTW The PB is not on Glenn’s shelf these days.)

  3. Claire Blumenfeld

    My favorite PB combo- heart and humor! I’m looking forward to reading this story. Thanks Jessica and Tammi!

  4. My mom made me a lot of sweaters growing up. I still have my pink skating sweater. It is just too hard to give it away.

  5. The cover made me smile! Conflict, right off the bat!

  6. Love It! For me it’s boots! I love boots and even have an unpublished manuscript about it.

  7. Who doesn’t have a favorite sweater? A fun story children will be able to relate to! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sweaters for the win!! I love this! Thank you for sharing.

  9. I too have admired all the cute little knitted outfits for our animal friends in PBs, esp. because my mother was an expert knitter. That’s My Sweater looks delightful. Thank you for showcasing it. I totally relate. I had a blue one that I wore all the time in high school; the kids started called me bluejay.

  10. Adorable! We do become attached to special clothing items, don’t we?

  11. Sheri Delgado Preston

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE drama! This is the pic book for me! Can’t get enough of babies and sibling shenanigans. Appreciate you Jessika!

  12. Thanks for letting us know about this title. I’m ordering it from my library now!

  13. Love this one! So many great hooks.

  14. Rushing out to get this now as it’ll be a perfect mentor text for something I’m working on. Thanks!

  15. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing. I love sweaters too.

  16. So adorable! Thanks for sharing, Tammi. I also admire the sweaters in your book and the adorable framed photos in Jessika’s. Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater?

  17. I love sweaters! I wear them all the time in the fall and winter. This looks like a very humorous book!

  18. This one looks like a fun read. Thank you for putting this one on my radar.

  19. Sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing. ❤️✌️

  20. There’s nothing better than a favorite sweater. I can so relate to Olivia’s dilemma as one with 4 siblings and 4 children and lots of hand-me-downing.

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