It could always be worse: a Yiddish folk tale

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.

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It had good illustrations, and a great story. - Goodreads
This book has a cycle that continues for the plot. - Goodreads
The illustrations were quite funny as well. - Goodreads
The artwork for the story is in cartoon style. - Goodreads

Review: It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Margot Zemach wrote and illustrated not only a book of Caldecott honor but also with a wonderful lesson. Based on a Yiddish folk tale, "It Could Always Be Worse" is a wonderful book to be read aloud ... Read full review

Review: It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

User Review  - Megan Laird - Goodreads

This excellent read aloud book provides both multicultural and moral experiences to enhance the life of the child. Margot Zemach's It Could Always Be Worse provides an excellent story of a man who ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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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