It Could Always Be Worse

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By Margot Zemach
Publisher Scholastic
It Could Always Be Worse
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Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a oneroom hut.Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.As he follows the Rabbis unlikely advice, the poor mans life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in fullcolor illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Childrens Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.

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826 words826 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD590LLexile AD590L
Grade K to 3Grade K to 3
Age 5-8Age 5-8
Published 1986Published 1986

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Book ISBN:

0590339893

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