Joseph's overcoat was already full of holes. But when the overcoat got way too old and shabby for him to wear, Joseph made it into a jacket. When the jacket had seen better days, Joseph turned it into something even smaller. What will he make the coat into next? To find out, readers can take a guess by peeking through the die-cut holes on each page. Cheery, mixed-texture paintings and a folk-art style make this a particularly snappy story.
Reviewed by Shannon Maughan on October 1, 1999
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat