Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

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Viking, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes?just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?

As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat, while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.

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User Review  - MaowangVater - LibraryThing

As his overcoat gets worn, Joseph, a clever man in a Polish shtetl turns it into a jacket, and then a vest. He continues to recycle it until it’s reduced to a button. Then when he loses it, he turns ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecalynn - LibraryThing

This book is about Joseph who had a coat that got worn out, so he turned it into something else. As that got worn out, he created it into a scarf, and then a bowtie. This continued until the item he made out of the coat was so small that he lost it. So, he made a book about it. Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Simms Taback grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He has worked as an art director and a graphic designer, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracause University. He has illustrated many children's books, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking), Spacy Riddles, Snakey Riddles, Buggy Riddles, and Fishy Riddles (all written by Katy Hall and lIsa Eisenberg, Dial). His work has won many awards, including the Caldecott Honor Award Medal for I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. A father of three and grandfather of three, Mr. Taback lives with his wife in Willow, New York copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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