A wise rabbi doles out surprising advice to a man complaining of overcrowded quarters in this Yiddish folktale; Zemach's exuberantly chaotic illustrations earned her a Caldecott Honor. Ages 3-up.
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The familiar tale of the simple villager whose house was so crowded and noisy, he went to the Rabbi for help. . .Never has the tale been made into a picture book of such beauty and gusto. (Starred, The Horn Book)See all Editorial Reviews
This is my go to book when I need to stop feeling sorry for myself. I have read this book to numerous children throughout the years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Ervin
I have a handful of books on a special shelf that I read to my students and children each year. This is one of the books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M Zappe
The story and pictures part of the book are fine. It's a great story. However, the book was not properly cut at the manufacturer's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David R Waugh
I think there's a lot of good reviews on here. I don't have much else to add except I agree with all the positive, this book is such a great one to have and read to your kids :)Published 7 months ago by Ariana
The is a well written story which illustrates the idea expressed in the title...if you think things are bad now, just imagine how much worse it could be! Read morePublished 8 months ago by dg