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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Written & illustrated by Simms Taback
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A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.5 / 7.0
Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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4.75 / 7.0

This was a fun little story about using up and wearing out what we have. A great story about recycling our own things in our own way.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.25 / 7.0
The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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4.25 / 7.0

The illustrations in this book are very fun (Caldecott Honor book, so you’d expect nothing less!) and my favorite part is how detailed they are, with fun little references to Fiddler on the Roof and other cultural phenomena. It is a little moralizing (but it says it will be right up front and doesn’t pretend to anything else!) but the lesson is a great one in our throw it away world…reuse and reinvent! It’s not personally my favorite book, but I can see why it’s beloved.

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Who Wrote Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

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Simms Taback

Simms Taback (1932 - 2011) grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He worked as an art director and a graphic designer and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracuse University. He illustrated many children’s books, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, 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 Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat and the Caldecott Honor for I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780670878550
Publication Date:
January 1, 1977
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
98047721
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
40159006
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0670878553
Lexile:
BR330L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
35829
ATOS Book Level:
1.7
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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