Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
I loved reading this book to my own children when they were young! Such a great lesson on making the best of what you have. Joseph had an old worn, long coat, so he decided to make it into a shorter jacket. When that wore out, he adapted and made it into a vest. The book goes on until Joseph has only enough of his old coat to cover a button. When he loses the button"spoiler alert! I loved the little cut-outs in the pages that show the progression from coat to button. The illustrations are bright and cheerful. Authored & illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Simms Taback. 32 pgs, hc. ~ Sara
Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holesjust 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.