“I Like Old Clothes” by Mary Ann Hoberman Review & Giveaway!!!

I recently received the book, I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman for review.  This is a delightful story that is especially fitting for a child that is the recipient of mostly hand me down clothes.  This book was originally published in 1976 with different illustrations. Follow along as  older sister explains why she likes old clothes to her younger brother.  She loves that the clothes have a history and thinks about who wore them before and what kind of adventures they went on.  It makes a child who may feel bad about or being teased about wearing hand-me-down clothes feel special.


I like old clothes, / Hand-me-down clothes, / Worn outgrown clothes, / Not-my-own clothes. . . . Originally published by Knopf in 1976 (with illustrations by Jacqueline Chwast), this poem—an exuberant celebration of hand-me-down clothes—is just as relevant and accessible today as it was over 30 years ago.  Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman offers a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text and a refreshingly agreeable, resourceful protagonist who likes old clothes for their “history” and “mystery.” Illustrator Patrice Barton brings new, contemporary life to the poem, with an adorable little girl and her younger brother playing dress-up, making crafts, and happily treasuring their hand-me-downs.
About the Author:
Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of And to Think That We Thought That We’d Never Be Friends and many other children’s books.
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12 Responses to “I Like Old Clothes” by Mary Ann Hoberman Review & Giveaway!!!

  1. Nancy

    I also like Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts book.

  2. What a great idea! Hand-me-downs are a fact of life for so many. It would certainly hurt your feelings to be teased about it.

  3. Wendy W.

    I also like Green Eggs And Ham!

  4. Casey

    I like the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Written by Dr. Seuss

  5. Debbie Jackson

    Would love the get Martha Stewart’s Holiday Crafts……..so perfect this time of year debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  6. Jessica Cintron

    The Lorax

  7. Kimberly Schotz

    I like A Home for Bunny

  8. Audra Weathers

    My daughter would also like My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me that includes the Dr. Seuss books.

  9. Melissa

    I like “Now Eat This” by Rocco DiSpirito.

  10. Heather Collins

    the giver by lois lowery

  11. Gianna

    Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.

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