Award winning bestseller team, story-teller Jim Aylesworth and illustrator Barbara McClintock, pair up again to breathe new life into an old and beloved folksong in their newest book, My Grandfather’s Coat. This rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition tells the story of how Grandfather cleverly recycles his coat through four generations. Jim Aylesworth’s satisfying retelling and Barbara McClintock’s heartwarming pictures will captivate and charm children and readers of all ages.
Why we like it: This is very lovable retelling of the Yiddish story, “I Had A Little Overcoat.” Readers will take comfort in the patterned text and will be supported by the illustrations. This book would also be great for learning about immigration and about re-using materials.