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Coat of Many Colors Paperback – January 18, 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
BUT, I was wrong. Though this book simply follows the lyrics of one of her songs, it is so well spoken in book form ... and is abridged perfectly. The illustrator puts lovely, subtle, yet powerful images to the lyrics as well.
The message is much less didactic than I assumed it to be. And the story basically shows how one little girl felt immense gratitude for what little she had in life (compared to her peers) because what she did have was enough ... and her life was filled with love. This humble little girl receives some teasing for a "coat of many colors" that her Mama made of scrap fabrics ... but the way the girl handles the teasing is wonderful ... because she is secure with who she is and what she has ... thanks to her Mama's teaching.
This is a book that I now share with my 3 year old son. Though we are not "lacking" financially ... I am always making him his clothes & toys, etc. so that he appreciates handiwork and the love that goes into creating things for others. Plastic toys are a dime a dozen ... but a "Coat of many Colors" is a treasure forever. This book is a wonderful way for me to keep exhibiting that idea.
I would say that the target age for this book is 3-7 years old.
After I read this book to my children I was so glad I did. It's about a little girl "Dolly" growing up without a lot of money but although she didn't have money she was rich. Her mom made her a coat out of rags. Without spoiling it for you this is a heart-felt story that everyone needs to hear to be reminded what is love and why with love we are never poor. I loved this book! The illustrations are wonderful, colorful, keeping my children's attention.
Why did this book speak to us, well we are a family on a budget a tight budget like a lot of Americans, the love I get everyday from my family is beautiful and never can be measured by material things. I love our simple life, my children are no strangers to hand me downs or handmade items because we cannot purchase the store-bought new items. But just as in the story the little girl knows that the love she is given is worth more!
Rating 5 out of 5 Stars- I want to have this book on my shelf at home!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute little book. I bought it to go with the movie. It contains the lyrics to the song and my granddaughter now can sing the song without missing a word. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tennesseegirl
Excellent book and artwork. Great to be read to all children and adults will enjoy as well. Life lesson everyone needs to know!Published 4 months ago by P. Sanders
I thought that it was the story of the coat of many colors. It was probably my fault for not reading the description very well.Published 6 months ago by Catlady
Dolly and company couldn't have done it better. It was a heartwarming story of a child's dreams in spite of difficulties they may encounter and that "love never fails" is... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Radio Rick
My grandkids loved the book and understood the message. I played the Parton song for them and read the book so they had multimedia exposure.Published 13 months ago by YellowstoneBookLover