By Simms Taback
Ages 4-8, pp 40
Hardcover, Penguin Press
Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes--just 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.
As you turn the pages of this book, die cut holes are cleverly used to show what Joseph will make out of his coat next.
Winner of the 2000 Caldecott Award
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat is a sophisticated and technically accomplished tour de force....a fine example of the comlex artistry that lets good children's picture books seem to be simple.
— Riverbank Review