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Simms Taback was born on February 13, 1932 in New York City. Before serving two years in the Army, he graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1953. He worked as an art director at CBS Records and The New York Times and as an advertising art director at William Douglas McAdams. He designed and illustrated the first McDonald's Happy Meal box in the 1970s. During his lifetime, he was the illustrator and occasional author of about 50 children's books including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, which won the Caldecott Medal in 2000, and Postcards from Camp. He died of pancreatic cancer on December 25, 2011 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat 2,188 copies, 190 reviews
This Is the House That Jack Built 730 copies, 19 reviews
Kibitzers and Fools 204 copies, 12 reviews
I Miss You Every Day 107 copies, 9 reviews
Postcards from Camp 84 copies, 3 reviews
Where is My Baby? (Illustrator) 49 copies, 2 reviews
Simms Taback's City Animals 45 copies, 3 reviews
Noisy Barn! (Illustrator) 24 copies, 2 reviews
Wiggle Like an Octopus! (Illustrator) 20 copies, 2 reviews
Too Much Noise (Illustrator, some editions) 630 copies, 22 reviews
When I First Came to This Land (Illustrator) 250 copies, 2 reviews
Two Little Witches: A Halloween Counting Story (Illustrator) 238 copies, 3 reviews
Who Said Moo? (Illustrator) 102 copies, 2 reviews
Jason's Bus Ride (Easy-to-Read, Puffin) (Illustrator) 92 copies, 1 review
Snakey Riddles (Illustrator) 58 copies, 1 review
Buggy Riddles (Illustrator) 55 copies, 2 reviews
Beach Party! (Illustrator) 27 copies, 2 reviews
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