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.
October 1, 1999
Preschool - 2
Lexile: BR330L | Fountas/Pinnell: H
Simms Taback grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He worked as an art director and a graphic designer, and taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracause University. He illustrated many children's books, including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking)
, 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 Honor Award Medal for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
and a New York Times
Best Illustrated Children's Book. He passed away in 2011.