I thought I had already featured Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback, but my son promises that I haven’t. It’s a great one. A family favorite.

The charming basics: Joseph has an overcoat that gets worn out. So he remakes it into a smaller item of clothing. Again and again and again. Until it’s only a button. It’s one the best kid-friendly examples of reuse/recycle I know of.

The illustrations are fantastic. And if you’d like to sing along (the story is based on a Jewish folk song) there are even music notes included at the back. A great addition to a family library.