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My Grandfather's Coat

By Jim Aylesworth   Illustrated by Barbara McClintock   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439925457 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.85" x 11.32" | Ages 4 to 8

A rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition of a favourite folksong about a many-times recycled coat.

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!

Jim Aylesworth's satisfying retelling and Barbara McClintock's heart-warming pictures celebrate how Grandfather cleverly recycles his beloved coat through four generations.

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Praise for My Grandfather's Coat:

“Aylesworth’s adaptation feels almost like a song, and reads aloud beautifully […] a moving tale of love and regeneration. [H]ere [Barbara McClintock’s] emulating Randolph Caldecott himself, whose seminal picture books are still paragon of lively visual storytelling. The specificity and accuracy she invested in these drawings makes them feel universal. [I]t’s love, family and story. The story is the gift. It’s a good book. Grandparents be advised.” —The New York Times Book Review