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I Like Old Clothes

By Mary Ann Hoberman
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-375-86951-8
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 I like old clothes,
Hand-me-down clothes,
Worn outgrown clothes,
Not-my-own clothes.

So begins this delightful celebration of old clothes, as an endearing little girl and her younger brother lovingly and playfully treasure their hand-me-downs.

Former Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman offers a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text and a refreshingly resourceful narrator who likes old clothes: once-for-good clothes, now-for-play clothes, clothes with a history, clothes with a mystery. Newly illustrated, this reissue is a tribute to creativity, imaginative play, and recycling the clothes we wear.

Praise for I Like Old Clothes

School Library Journal
*starred review*
“The imaginative child’s enthusia
sm is infectious–kids might well be inspired to ask for secondhand outfits themselves…. Barton uses fabriclike backgrounds in most of the illustrations (which were created with pencil, mixed media, and assembled and painted digitally), making the backdrop to the whole book look like beautifully faded fabric swatches.The overall effect is a visual celebration of old clothes.

Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature – list of Best Children’s Books of 2013

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