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It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach
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Apr 12, 2011

it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this Yiddish Folk Tale. This man is overwhelmed by his living situation-he lives with his parents, wife and six children all in one room. He goes to the rabbi for advice and each time the rabbi says to have a certain animal move in with them. Eventually, there are so many animals and his poor man can't take it anymore. The rabbi says to let all the animals out and eventually the poor man is happy to simply be with his family. It is a wonderful tale of simply accepting what you have and being thankful. Although things might not be perfect, they could always be worse. Children of all ages will enjoy the story and the moral behind it. The illustrations were quite funny as well.

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