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Books with title It Could Always be Worse

  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Square Fish, Sept. 1, 1990)
    Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room 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 Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color 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 Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.
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  • "Could Be Worse!"

    James Stevenson

    Paperback (Greenwillow Books, May 21, 1987)
    "Unexcitable Gramps surprises everyone with a whopping tale of derring-do that proves there's life in the old boy yet. Stevenson's watercolors couldn't be better."--School Library Journal.
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  • It Could Always Be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback, Sept. 1, 1990)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
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  • It Could Always Be Worse

    MargotZemach

    Paperback (SquareFish, Sept. 30, 1990)
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  • Could Be Worse!

    James Stevenson

    School &amp; Library Binding (Turtleback Books, May 21, 1987)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Upset that his grandchildren think that his life is dull, Grandpa tells them a story that is anything but dull.
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  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2007-06-28, June 28, 2007)
    A Caldecott Honor Book An ALA Notable Book Fanfare, The Horn Book's Honor List A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year The Caldecott Honor book, now in a paperback Spanish edition
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Sept. 1, 1990)
    Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room 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 Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1990)
    Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
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  • It Couldn't Be Worse

    Vlasta Kampen

    Paperback (Annick Press, Feb. 1, 2003)
    The tiny house had just one room for the farmer, his wife, their six children, and the grandparents. They quarreled and fought and got in each other's way. It couldn't be worse! On hearing of their difficult situation, a wise old fishmonger suggests the family take their goat inside the house with them. The farmer's wife is dumbfounded by this strange advice. But as the fishmonger is such a wise man, she follows his suggestion. The next day the farmer's wife tells the fishmonger that things couldn't be worse! He smiles and tells her to take their sheep into the house, then things will get better. As the woman and her husband push and pull the sheep into the house, they remind themselves that the fishmonger must be a wise man. Next the farmer's wife is advised to bring the pig into the tiny house, and soon they have been convinced to bring all the barnyard animals inside. Finally, the desperate woman returns to the fishmonger and tells him that things couldn't be worse! He smiles broadly and tells her to take all of the animals out of the house, then things will definitely get better. And of course they do. He was, after all, such a wise man! This adaptation of a classic folk tale unfolds with sprightly illustrations, richly colored and filled with hilarious details. Key Features Award-winning author/illustrator Hilarious story that will give children fits of giggles Detailed illustrations add to the humor and build on the absurd circumstances
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  • It Could Always Be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Aug. 16, 1976)
    vintage children's book
  • It Could Always be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., March 15, 1976)
    A family learns to share their small house in peace after sharing it with the animals.
  • It Could Be Worse.

    Eleanor Chroman, Margrit Fiddle

    Library Binding (Childrens Pr, Oct. 1, 1972)
    After following the advice of a wise man, a Russian peasant realizes the noise and confusion in his tiny home could be worse.
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