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by Margot Zemach

Free eBook It Could Always Be Worse download ISBN: 0590416618
Author: Margot Zemach
Publisher: Scholastic (January 1, 1986)
Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size MP3: 1429 mb
Size FLAC: 1971 mb
Rating: 4.3
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I probably could have returned it but what's the point: It could always be worse! . The father in the book is given instructions by his rabbi that make his life increasingly terrible, but ultimately the man learns that our comfort and appreciation is often relative.

8 people found this helpful. By focusing on how good we have it compared to how bad it could be, it is easy to see life's blesings. One person found this helpful.

It had to get worse What a lesson this book turned out to be. A poor family in a one room house are driving each other . And so it is with its equivalent among picture books

It had to get worse What a lesson this book turned out to be. A poor family in a one room house are driving each other crazy. And so it is with its equivalent among picture books. Margot Zemach's IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE is one of them. I should frame it and hang it on the wall, in case I have a bout of thinking things couldn't be worse. I should hang a copy on the wall of my office as well.

adapted by Margot Zemach ; illustrated by Margot Zemach

adapted by Margot Zemach ; illustrated by Margot Zemach. Marilyn Hirsch did a picture book of the same tale in 1974, with less strength but more variation from page to page; Zemach's scenes-of cumulative chaos indoors, brown shacks from the outside, and the poor man's treks to and from the Rabbi-don't really overcome the story's essentially repetitive staging. But her familiar frowzy figures take on a sturdier cloddishness here, which gives all the squabbling kids, spilt soup, and flying feathers a becoming, down-to-earth vigor. The more you look at Zemach's pages the more commotion there is to notice.

By Margot Zemach, Margot Zemach. When the Rabbi gives instructions for him to follow, the poor man finds that things become worse. Will the poor m. In this Caldecott Honored retelling of a classic Yiddish folk tale, a poor man has become distraught with the living conditions at his home see all In this Caldecott Honored retelling of a classic Yiddish folk tale, a poor man has become distraught with the living conditions at his home.

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California.

I highly recommend this book because it has it all: a funny and entertaining story, hilarious illustrations, and a moral that I believe a child can understand well. I recommend this to young and old alike

I highly recommend this book because it has it all: a funny and entertaining story, hilarious illustrations, and a moral that I believe a child can understand well. I recommend this to young and old alike. Laugh together and Soar!

I guess I love this phrase, it could always be worse, because I find the imaginative exercise I described to. .

I guess I love this phrase, it could always be worse, because I find the imaginative exercise I described to be so cathartic². In a way, that seems kind of twisted. Annoyingly, the story seems to have no canonical name; I propose The Farmer and the Crowded House mimicking Aesop-like titles.

Margot Zemach (November 30, 1931 – May 21, 1989) was an American illustrator of more than forty children's books, some of which she also wrote. Many were adaptations of folk tales from around the world, especially Yiddish and other Eastern European stories. She and her husband Harvey Fischtrom, writing as Harve Zemach, collaborated on several picture books including Duffy and the Devil for which she won the 1974 Caldecott Medal.

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nailer
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. About ¼ inch of the top of the cover is white with random colored strips rather than just the front panel image. I had to separate every page of the book by cutting the top with a sharp knife.
It would make a poor gift presentation but I bought it for my grandkids and they won't even notice. They look at the pictures, not technical deficiencies.
I'm only posting this as a heads up to anyone wanting to buy it as a gift. I probably could have returned it but what's the point: It could always be worse! ;)
Darkshaper
It may be considered a humorous story, but makes me consider when I think life isn't going well, and who doesn't wish for it to be better, that it could always be worse. I remember to be thankful that I do have life good enough to be able to help out some who really do need life to be just a little bit better.
Wenaiand
I have a grandchild hope chest. I am very selective about what goes into it. This book along with "I Love You Forever" are the first 2 books to make the cut. I loved it with my kids and I love it well into the future...
lifestyle
"It could always be worse" is an old Yiddish folk tale, marvelously re-told by Margot Zemach. I used to hear this tale from my grandmother and it has long become part of the Eastern European Jewry' folklore. I now had an opportunity to share this funny tale with my child and he absolutely loved it. The book's design is wonderful and prompts questions about how Jews really lived in the Pale. Also, great emphasis on the rabbi's influence on the community's everyday life. My personal question was why the rabbi was called "Holy Rabbi."
Agalen
Why are there not six stars? I love this book. The drawings are darling and the story is good for the whole family. I bought it to help one of my children stop complaining so much about how so-and-so has it better. It turns out that I am being blessed by the perspective in the book as well! The father in the book is given instructions by his rabbi that make his life increasingly terrible, but ultimately the man learns that our comfort and appreciation is often relative. By focusing on how good we have it compared to how bad it could be, it is easy to see life's blesings.
Velellan
This was my favorite book as a child. My dad would read it with different voices and it was the best! I was born with a disability and have been through a lot of surgeries and I find that as a grown adult, I’m constantly muttering to myself “It could always be worse”. It sounds silly to say, but this book has had a tremendously positive impact on my entire life! However, it’s a good story for EVERYONE, even if your life is mostly void of struggles.
Ishnsius
I use this as a great "lesson" book. ITs great for kids, its great for parents or anyone as a great story to help someone cope with the feeling of being overwhelmed. Great for any age. My daughter used it in her phd class to prove a point, and I bought her a copy. I have bought several in my life for just the right moments.
Bought 2 for adult gifts both pastors. They deal with a lot of us who grumble about simple things.