It Could Always Be Worse: Margot Zemach

It Could Always Be Worse

Author/Illustrator: Margot Zemach
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Year: 1976
Brief Summary: A poor man complains about his overcrowded home, until Rabbi’s advice turned things even worse.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

 Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
  • What is the moral of this story?
  • Write your own “It could always be worse” story.
  • Pair this book with Could Be Worse by James Stevenson.  What are some similarities/differences you notice about the stories?

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Text-to-text connections
  • Language arts: reading to write

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at:  Signal Mountain Library

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