It could always be worse: a Yiddish folk tale

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.

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User Review  - ekettner - LibraryThing

A hilarious little folktale! A man is not content with his large family and small hut, so the Rabbi teaches him a lesson in gratefulness. I love that the phrase "it could always be worse" is never ... Read full review

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

A great visual representation of the adage "it could always be worse". A reminder tale to adults and an easy way for children to understand being thankful for your current situation. Read full review

About the author (1990)

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including" The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look," an ALA Notable Book; and "Duffy and the Devil," recipient of the Caldecott Medal.

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