THE CHRISTMAS GANGMY GRANDFATHER'S COAT
Scholastic Press October 2014
Written by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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.

*Publisher’s Weekly Best Books for 2014 list
*School Library Journal Best Books for 2014 list
*NAPPA Silver Award
*Sydney Taylor Book Award's Young Reader category 2015 gold medal.
*Publisher’s Weekly starred review
*SLJ starred review
*Kirkus starred review
*Featured review in NY Times Book Review Special Children's Fall 2014 Issue
*Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2014 honorable mention.
*New York Public Library Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2014 selection

"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 Aylesworths satisfying retelling and Barbara McClintocks heart-warming pictures celebrate how Grandfather cleverly recycles his beloved coat through four generations.

(Ages 4-8)

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