Something From Nothing is a wonderful story about a grandfather who makes his grandson, Josef, a blanket. As Josef grows and the blanket wears out, the grandfather recycles it, turning it into a jacket, a vest, a tie and, finally, a cloth-covered button. But when Joseph loses the button, even his grandfather cannot make something from nothing.
Magic Book Project
Follow these directions to make a magic book. Have students create a blanket, jacket, vest, tie, handkerchief and button from the same color of construction paper to glue into the sections of the book. Students can draw and tell the ending of the story inside the magic panel. Have student decorate the cover and the inside flaps.