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 heartwarming pictures celebrate how Grandfather cleverly recycles his beloved coat through four generations.
Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of "out loud" sounds, rhythms, and rhymes. His twenty-five-year teaching career taught him exactly what children love best in a story. He lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife.
Barbara McClintock's distinguished books have four times been honored as NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Children's Books.