Book Reviews of Something from Nothing

Something from Nothing
Something from Nothing
Author: Phoebe Gilman
ISBN-13: 9780590472814
ISBN-10: 059047281X
Publication Date: 7/2000
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Very cute children's story with charming illustrations. There is enough going on in the illustrations to make up several additional stories.
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Wonderful book! Great illustrations! The rhymes are perfect! Really two books in one... my children love the little mouse story at the bottom of every page! I've already gotten 3 copies of this 2 for friends! My children from ages 2-11 love it!
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This is a charming tale of passing on gifts from one generation to the next. With a musical poetry, the story showcases a talented grandfather who steadfastly converts an original gift of a baby blanket into various incarnations for his growing grandson. The grandson, in turn, immortalizes the sentiment in the form of a story to pass on for all generations.

Beautifully and whimsically illustrated, children will love discovering how even the "scraps" of each project are put to good use. I could especially relate to the mother who gave up on each "gift" as it outlived its usefulness, only to be humbled again and again by her father's resourcefulness.
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Great book.
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This story is adapted from a Jewish folktale about an incredibly talented grandfather who makes his grandson a blanket that is made into something else that is made into something else...

My kids loved this story!
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This is a precious book! Not only is the story of a growing boy and his grandfather just wonderful, but the pictures are tremendous. Pay attention to what the mice are doing with the blue fabric scraps at the bottom of the pictures. CUTE! One of my all-time favorite books, even if it is for kids!
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This book follows the story of a little boy who receives a blanket from his grandpa. As the blanket deteriorates his grandpa alters it into new things. The story is much better than I am making it sound!
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This is a wonderful book for children adapted from a Jewish folktale.

"Jospeh loves the beautiful baby blanket his grandfather made for him. But when it gets old and ragged his mother wants to throw it away. Luckily Grandpa has an idea... Something from nothing."