I Like Old Clothes

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"I like old clothes, / Hand-me-down clothes, / Worn outgrown clothes, / Not-my-own clothes. . . . Originally published by Knopf in 1976 (with illustrations by Jacqueline Chwast), this poem an exuberant celebration of hand-me-down clothes is just as relevant and accessible today as it was over 30 years ago. Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman offers a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text and a refreshingly agreeable, resourceful protagonist who likes old clothes for their ""history"" and ""mystery."" Illustrator Patrice Barton brings new, contemporary life to the poem, with an adorable little girl and her younger brother playing dress-up, making crafts, and happily treasuring their hand-me-downs."

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User Review  - Kwatkins89 - LibraryThing

A great book for teaching children how to appreciate valuables. Some are not as fortunate as others and teaching children how to be grateful for what they have is needed, especially in this society. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - rrossi1 - LibraryThing

This book is about a little girl who loves old clothes. She raves about how she loves things that aren't in style, and she wonders about the lives of the people who wore the clothes last. She even ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Children's Poet Laureate MARY ANN HOBERMAN has written over 40 children's books. She's the recipient of a National Book Award and the NCTE Poetry for Children Award. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her husband, Norman. They have four children and five grandchildren.

About the Illustrator
PATRICE BARTON earned a BFA in studio art from the University of Texas in Austin, where she lives with her husband and son. Her books includeSweet Moon Baby written by Karen Henry Clark; Mine! by Shutta Crum; andRosie Sprout's Time to Shine by Allison Wortche—all available from Knopf.

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