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Joseph Had a
Little Overcoat

Six versions of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat are available. Choose the one that best suits your needs, or use them all. We have links to download QuickTime.

Cover of the book 'Joseph Had a Little Overcoat'
Picture Book
We recommend you start your lesson by obtaining one or more copies of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking). It should be available at any library, bookstore, or online bookseller.
Scene from the ASL video clip
ASL Video Clip Download
(6–8 MB download) This two-minute animated version features an American Sign Language storyteller. Download and un-compress this file to access the clip. You'll need QuickTime Player to view it.
Scene from the Cued Speech video clip
Cued Speech Video Clip Download
(6–8 MB download) This two-minute animated version features a Cued Speech storyteller. Download and un-compress this file to access the clip. You'll need QuickTime Player to view it.
Scene from the SEE video clip
SEE Video Clip Download
(6–8 MB download) This two-minute animated version features a Signing Exact English storyteller. Download and un-compress this file to access the clip. You'll need QuickTime Player to view it.

Screen shot of the hypertext story
Hypertext
This illustrated, online version of the story is annotated. Each page contains extra information about a key word or concept. The story will open in a new browser window. When you're done, close that window to return here.

Lionel and his friend Gus
Between The Lions Videotape
This story of an ever-shrinking overcoat is but a small part of a 30-minute episode of Between the Lions called Two Coats, One Goat, and One Boat. In addition to the animated story, there's a second story featuring the Between the Lions gang in their library, word morphs, great songs, and more. To view all this fun, you'll need to order the videotape.