32 pages, 11.57 × 9.09 × 0.45 in
October 1, 1993
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0590472801
ISBN - 13: 9780590472807
From the Publisher
The blanket Joseph's grandfather made him is transformed into many things as the years go by: a jacket, a vest, a tie, a handkerchief--and finally a button. Gilman's modern adaptation and lively illustrations turn this favorite Jewish tale into a contemporary classic.
From Our Editors
This wonderful book from children’s author and illustrator Phoebe Gilman is a beautiful adaptation of a Jewish folk tale. In Something From Nothing, the lovely blanket that Grandpa made for Joseph has begun to wear thin. But all he has to do is bring it back to Grandpa, who knows there’s always just enough fabric to turn it into something else. First it becomes a jacket, then when that wears out, a vest. When there’s only a tiny scrap of cloth left, he uses it to cover a button. Joseph is sad when he loses the button, but then he realizes that he has just enough of the old blanket left to make one more thing… a story! Kids three to eight years will love the simple rhymes and repetition in this lovely story of hope and renewal.