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The Purple Coat

MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0050
Format : DVD
Theme:It’s great to try something new...even if you’re not sure that you’ll like it.

Every year Gabby’s grandfather, a tailor, makes her a new blue coat. Despite her mother’s reminder that “navy blue is what you always get,” Gabby begs her grandfather to make her a beautiful purple coat.

LeVar takes viewers to the Fashion Institute of Technology and to New York City’s garment district to explore the fascinating world of clothing design, and then gets a coat made especially for him. Viewers meet an artist who creates caricatures of people out of papier-mâché.

Author: Amy Hest
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Field Trip Segments
New York City Garment District
– A montage of Garment District sights. New York Fashion Institute of Technology – LeVar visits the Fashion Institute of Technology and learns about how clothes are designed and created.
Paper Mache Caricatures – Steve Hansen demonstrates creating caricatures of people and animals with paper mache.

Review Books: Pablo Picasso by Ibi Lepscky; The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link; How a Book is Made by Aliki.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Math Is Everywhere"

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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use and  b) public performance.

Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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