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ISBN13: 9780374436360
ISBN10: 0374436363
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Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.

Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.

As he follows the Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.

 
It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.

Synopsis:

Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man follows the Rabbi's surprising advice.

About the Author

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look, an ALA Notable Book; and Duffy and the Devil, recipient of the Caldecott Medal.

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Leslie Joseph, September 4, 2007 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
This book is wonderful, possibly more so for adults than even for children. A simple message with clever illustrations, this story is teaches a timeless lesson in an enjoyable way. I used it in a group therapy session for the elderly, and my 99 year old patient laughed and nodded knowingly through the whole story!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374436360
Author:
Zemach, Margot
Publisher:
Square Fish
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Religious - Jewish
Subject:
Folklore, jewish
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
847
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.03 x 9.98 x 0.115 in
Age Level:
09-12

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