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It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach
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Feb 06, 12

bookshelves: caldecott-challenge, kidlit, picture-books
Read in February, 2012

This is a fun short Yiddish folk tale about a man who is suffering from an overcrowded house. His poor family is cramped and unhappy, so he consults the Rabbi. The Rabbi tells him to bring first one, then another, and another barnyard animal into the hut. The scene becomes crazily chaotic - how can making the situation worse possibly help? Expressive watercolors capture the zaniness.
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