The Woodcutter's Coat

by Ferida Wolff


With the money he earns, a woodcutter buys himself a fine, heavy coat with a thick fur collar and five shiny buttons. But one by one the shiny buttons pop off, and the coat becomes more and more bedraggled. When  the woodcutter takes it to town to be repaired, the coat is stolen. What happens to the coat makes a rollicking story that is sure to delight young children.

From the reviewers:

"An amusing original story about the journey of a woodcutter's warm but buttonless and shabby coat...With plenty of action, a good choice for independent reading or group sharing."   Kirkus


"Wolff's original story features a woodcutter's coat that is first stolen and then passed from one person to the other...The story will fit well into read-aloud sessions because of its stylistic economy and satisfying circularity...Something of Allan and Janet Ahlberg's slyness shows up here, in a picture book that's both witty and child-appealing."   BH

                                                                                    Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books