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My Grandfather's Coat
by Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock


Overview - A rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition of a favorite folksong about a many-times recycled coat -- by the award-winning, bestselling team of Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.
When my grandfather came to America
he made himself a handsome coat
Then he wore it and he wore it and he wore it--
until it was all worn out
So what did he do?
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Overview
A rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition of a favorite folksong about a many-times recycled coat -- by the award-winning, bestselling team of Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.
When my grandfather came to America
he made himself a handsome coat
Then he wore it and he wore it and he wore it--
until it was all worn out
So what did he do?
"He snipped and he clipped--
and he stitched and he sewed. . .
and out of the still-good cloth of his coat--
he made himself a smart jacket "
How many things can Grandfather make
out of that old frayed coat?
Jim Aylesworth's satisfying retelling and Barbara McClintock's heart-warming pictures celebrate the clever recycling of a beloved coat that lasts four generations -- until it becomes this story
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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780439925457
  • ISBN-10: 0439925452
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Clothing & Dress

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Based on the Yiddish folksong “I Had a Little Overcoat,” this splendid tale chronicles four generations. Aylesworth and McClintock (who collaborated on Our Abe Lincoln) perform a lovely pas de deux, from a boy’s arrival at Ellis Island (“He came alone and with little more than nothing at all”) to his story being shared with a great-grandson. In America, the young man becomes a tailor and, for his wedding, “He snipped, and he clipped, and he stitched, and he sewed, and he made for himself a handsome coat.” The midnight-blue, knee-length coat serves him for years, “until at last.../ he wore it out!” In meticulous panels, McClintock pictures the man and his wife working and caring for a daughter, who grows up to have a daughter of her own, and so on. Aylesworth repeats the snipping-and-clipping, stitching-and-sewing formula, with the grandfather altering his coat into “a smart jacket,” “a snazzy vest,” and finally “a stylish tie that he wore on my mother’s wedding day!” Warmth emanates from this thoughtful book, which deserves to become a multigenerational family favorite. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

 
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