Friday, April 7, 2017

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback, a book review

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback is a book I want for my children's book collection. It is a Caldecott Medal winner and a wonderful story of a man who lives out the Depression Era household aphorism, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” and beyond. He uses it up and then makes something from nothing. I love it! Would that we could all be so good at recycling and reclaiming what seems worn out to make new what was old!

The art of this story is perfect and would definitely help new readers understand the gist of the story, even if they couldn't quite decipher all the words perfectly. Another case of author is illustrator and I love it!

Have you read Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback? What did you think of it?
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