Joseph had a little overcoat

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Viking, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
563 Reviews
..".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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Fantastic illustrations and a wonderful message. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book were very overwhelming. - Goodreads
Perfect for teaching writing.. - Goodreads
Clever, both in picture and ending. - Goodreads
Love the illustrations!! - Goodreads
Easy to read and it is over fairly quickly. - Goodreads
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A coat tells the story of a jewish family and all the challenges and struggles they have overcome.

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This book tells the story of Joseph. Throughout the years he has an overcoat that begins to get worn out, and when it does get worn out, he makes something else out of it so he can continue to use it ... 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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