Book Review: I Like Old Clothes


We found a kiddie lit gem at the library this week. I Like Old Clothes by Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman was originally published in 1976 with different illustrations. The poem is about how fabulous second hand clothing is …and even old, “vintage” clothing .The new illustrations by  Patrice Barton with this version are gorgeous,bright and have a wonderful handcrafted, comfortable feel. When somebody grows And gives me their clothes, I don’t say, “What, those?” And turn up my nose The way some people do When their clothes aren’t new   I love this shrugging off of the attitude that hand me downs are bad … Continue reading Book Review: I Like Old Clothes