The Purple Coat

Written by Amy Hest • Illustrated by Amy Schwartz

Reviewed by Kassidy B. (age 7)

This story is about a girl named Gabrielle who goes on two trains with her Mama to visit her Grampa. When they got to their Grampa's shop, they ate salami sandwiches. Then Gabrielle asked her Grampa to make her a purple coat. Mama and Gabrielle helped Grampa put on buttons and navy sleeves. Will she like her purple coat or not? You'll have to read the book to find out.

I liked the way she and her Grampa decorated the jacket she was making. This story reminded me of when I want something. It also reminded me of when my little sister, Kendell, wants something. My mom sometimes tell my sister and me, "Don't push your luck!" just like Grampa tells Gabrielle.

You should read this great book because it will probably remind you of times when you want something. I recommend this book to people of all ages because it has special pictures. You should also read this great book if you like to visit your grandpa because the story tells about a special visit to a grandpa's material shop.

Kassidy B. is a student in Miss Buck's 2nd Grade Class
2007-2008