Joseph had a little overcoat

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Viking, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
325 Reviews
..".With amusing sound effects, musical accompaniment, and Taback's playful reading, this is a listening delight...At the end of the story, Taback sings the Yiddish folk song that is the basis for the story...a worthy addition to any children's library, public or private." - AudioFile Magazine

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Fantastic illustrations and a wonderful message. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book were very overwhelming. - Goodreads
Perfect for teaching writing.. - Goodreads
Clever, both in picture and ending. - Goodreads
Love the illustrations!! - Goodreads
Easy to read and it is over fairly quickly. - Goodreads
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A coat tells the story of a jewish family and all the challenges and struggles they have overcome.

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User Review  - Kate Ballan - Goodreads

Between the creative images and the interactive storyline, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat definitely deserved the Caldecott Award. The book starts off with Joseph having a favorite jacket with many ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Children's illustrator and graphic designer Simms Taback was raised in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracuse University. Taback has illustrated several books for Katy Hall, Ilsa Eisenberg and other writers. His illustration of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly won a Caldecott Honor Award Medal (1998).

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