TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM.
“THE PURPLE COAT” by Amy Hest
Illustrated by: Amy Schwartz Publisher: Aladdin
Every year in the fall when the leaves “start melting into pretty purples and reds and those bright golden shades of pumpkin” Gabrielle gets a new coat. And every year her coat looks the same—navy blue with two rows of buttons and a half belt in the back. But this year Gabrielle wants a purple coat. Her mama laughs at the idea, but Gabrielle is quite serious. Alone with “Grampa” in his cozy tailor shop, Gabrielle does some fast-talking. Still, even Grampa is dubious. His solution makes “The Purple Coat” a very special book, just right for every child who has ever wanted to try something different.