Something from Nothing
When Joseph's cherished baby blanket becomes old and tattered, his grandfather transforms the blanket into a wonderful jacket-and then into a vest, a tie, a handkerchief, and a button. When the button is lost, Joseph realizes that even his grandfather can't make something from nothing. But Joseph can-he immortalizes the blanket in this warm and loving adaptation of a Jewish folk tale. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raizel - LibraryThing
Yet another retelling of the Yiddish song, "Joseph Had an Overcoat." Lots of repetition make it a good story-time story. The illustrations show what shtetl life was like for a Jewish family. At the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - caitlinsnead - LibraryThing
The blanket Joseph's grandfather made him is transformed into many things as the years go by: a jacket, a vest, a tie, a handkerchief--and finally a button. Gilman's modern adaptation and lively illustrations turn this favorite Jewish tale into a contemporary classic. Read full review