Saturday, November 10, 2012


 Picture Book Month

Guest author of the day: Peter Reynolds

Day 10 theme: Creativity

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
by Simms Taback

Joseph had a little overcoat but it was old, worn and full of holes (just like this clever book). So creative Joseph decides it's better to repurpose the overcoat into a jacket, but when it too becomes too old and worn, he once again creates a new purpose for it as a vest, and so on. This Caldecott Medal winning tale is a favorite of children, parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat  provides a valuable lesson in the ultimate in recycling-finding

This video is excerpted from the excerpted from the DVD video Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
based on Simms’ Caldecott Medal-winning book, and features Rob Reiner narrating the lyrics to 
the traditional Yiddish folk story, accompanied by a musical score of traditional klezmer music.

Getting to know Simms Taback

Lesson plans, curriculum guides, and activities

Joseph had a LIttle Overcoat themed unit from  PBS KIDS

Lesson plan from Scholastic

Learning to Give recycle/reuse civics and giving lesson plan

Thanks to cool text for creativity graphic

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