Joseph had a little overcoat

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Viking, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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..".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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User Review  - ebecker13 - LibraryThing

This realistic fiction book is about a man who has an overcoat that gets worn and old but instead of throwing it away he finds new uses for the material. Read full review

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User Review  - AmandaLK - LibraryThing

Summary: This book is about a man who starts out with an overcoat and every time it gets worn he makes something else out of it. It talks about how you can make something out of nothing over and over again. 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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