I Like Old Clothes (Hardcover)

By Mary Ann Hoberman, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
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Description


"I like old clothes, / Hand-me-down clothes, / Worn outgrown clothes, / Not-my-own clothes." . . . Originally published by Knopf in 1976 (with illustrations by Jacqueline Chwast), this poem--an exuberant celebration of hand-me-down clothes--is just as relevant and accessible today as it was over 30 years ago. Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman offers a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text and a refreshingly agreeable, resourceful protagonist who likes old clothes for their "history" and "mystery." Illustrator Patrice Barton brings new, contemporary life to the poem, with an adorable little girl and her younger brother playing dress-up, making crafts, and happily treasuring their hand-me-downs.

About the Author


Mary Ann Hoberman has published more than twenty books for children, including the American Book Award winner A House is a House for Me, illustrated by Betty Fraser. She and her husband live in Greenwich, CT.

Andrea Cheng is the author of several children's books, including Honeysuckle House, Where the Steps Were, The Bear Makers, and Brushing Mom's Hair. She teaches English as a Second Language at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She lives in Ohio with her family. Visit her website at: www.andreacheng.com.

Praise For…


Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2012:
“The imaginative child’s enthusiasm is infectious–kids might well be inspired to ask for secondhand outfits themselves…. The overall effect is a visual celebration of old clothes.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375869518
ISBN-10: 0375869514
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 14th, 2012
Pages: 24
Language: English