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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 2,950 Ratings and 350 Reviews

Book Description
When Joseph's favorite overcoat gets old and worn, he makes a jacket out of it. When the jacket is more patches than jacket, Joseph turns it into a vest. When the vest's number is up, Joseph makes a scarf. This thrifty industry continues until there's nothing left of the original garment. But clever Joseph manages to make something out of nothing! (And that's the foreshadowed moral of the story.)<... More
Book Information
PublisherPuffin Books
BindingPaperback (14 editions)
Reading LevelBaby to Pre-K
# of Pages32
Publication Date12/30/2006
The Creators
About Simms Taback (Author) : Simms Taback is a published author, editor, illustrator, and a narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Simms Taback include Simms Taback's Great Big Book of Spacey, Snakey, Bugg... more
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Reader Comments
10/8/2010 K. Musolff said: Fantastic illustrations made this a Caldecott winner. It is beautiful. I found it useful in making a lesson plan about "reuse." It was worked into a week about earth health. (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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7/12/2010 S.C. Davis said: Encourage young readers to be resourceful and share this book with them. This ingenious rendition will allow readers to observe how to use your resources to create masterpieces.
tags: I read, I recommend

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5/5/2009 Mimi Plevin-Foust said: I love the illustrations and story.
tags: Inspired me

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8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read

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6/25/2007 Heidi Estrin said: Hear an interview about Kibitzers & Fools and Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with author/illustrator Simms Taback on The Book of Life podcast's August 2006 episode at www.jewishbooks.blogspot.com.
tags: Book of Life Podcast, Caldecott Medal, Sydney Taylor Honor Book

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