Friday, May 25, 2012

Joseph Had A Little Overcoat - By Simms Taback

A Jewish man has an overcoat that he treasures . . . but, it is, unfortunately, getting quite old.  As the days go by, Joseph turns his overcoat into many smaller things, with the remaining good material - a jacket, a vest, a scarf . . . When there is absolutely nothing left of the overcoat, Joseph finds that, even then, he can do something with it!  The pictures reveal much about Jewish culture and tradition.  These Caldecott Award winning illustrations are a colorful collage of drawings and photos, with unique cut-outs showing what garment Joseph has made next.

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