I Like Old Clothes

I Like Old Clothes

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A child who likes wearing hand-me-downs imagines in verse the history of these clothes.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375869518
0375869514
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Barton, Patrice 1955-

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Why are hand-me-downs viewed as a bad thing? "I Like Old Clothes" flips around the negative aspect to used clothing in fashion with the up-cycling movement. Used clothes have history, style, and a story. They can also encourage creativity if children make something new out of something ... Read More »


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IrishMoon
Dec 06, 2012

I wish this book had been around when I was young! We grew up poor and my mother unwittingly taught us to be embarrassed that we could only afford used or donated clothes. However, the child in this book is thrilled to wear old clothes as she imagines what the lives and experiences of were of those wore the clothes before her. This book promotes a love of history as well as an underlying theme of ecology. We loved it!

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AVSBook
Aug 25, 2012

It's a whole new way of looking at hand-me-downs. After all, even clothes have their stories.

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IrishMoon thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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