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The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A girl wearing her favorite coat sets out each day for a week to see what she'll see. And each day, she finds someone -- a giant, a swan, a ship's captain and crew, a wizard, three bunnies, and a small elf -- who needs the help of one of her coat's six magical buttons. But what is she going to do on Sunday, when all her buttons are gone? Catherine Ann Cullen's inventive wo ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Every child has a favorite thing and the child in this story is no different. This child's favorite thing is a coat. The coat is worn from fall until spring. There are six buttons on this coat that make it unique: one for cold, one for warm, one to play a tune, a star, a stone and a miniature doll. As the child travels through the week, each day he meets a creature that could benefit from one of his buttons. He selflessly removes the helpful button and hands them over. Of course when the child t ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
What a magical, mystical, marvelous story!

The coat, of course, is beautiful, but the buttons of the coat are truly special, as is the child wearing the coat.

I liked the rhyming scheme of this book. It was surprising sophisticated for a picture book as it didn't contain rhyming couplets that were complete on every two-page spread. This book read more like a poem than a story in rhyme (and, yes, there is a difference).

The illustrations were nothing short of magical, mystical and marvelous.

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A young girl has a wonderful coat with magical buttons. She heads out into the world to see what she can see and hands out the magical buttons to creatures that need their powers more than she. A fun, little rhyme.

Cool illustrations.
Jan 16, 2008 Molly rated it it was amazing
Catherine Cullen was one of my instructors at GCD, she showed us all the lasers/proofs for this book and I thought it was adorable, so I ordered it on Amazon.
Mar 16, 2013 Liz rated it it was amazing
Kids would love this! Great for teaching rhyming and opposites. It would also be a fun read aloud!
Dec 19, 2011 Rhiannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: great
Feb 08, 2010 Michele rated it liked it
The buttons of this magical coat help various characters through the week.
Jan 08, 2014 Caitlin rated it really liked it
My favorite book as a child sometimes i read it again just to relive part of my childhood :)
Aug 06, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Buttons on a coat are given away to help others with wonderful results. Fantastic and whimsical illustrations!
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