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A GOOD DAY FOR A HAT

by: Fuller, T. Nat
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Mr. Brown loves hats and can’t leave the house without wearing just the right one. But on this day, every time he opens the door to leave, the situation changes, and Mr. Brown must change his hat accordingly. At last, wearing every hat he owns, Mr. Brown is on his way. When he finally arrives at his destination, we find that it’s Mr. Brown’s birthday, and his friends have just the right hat for that as well. From School Library Journal PreS-K—Mr. Brown knows that today is a good day for a hat. And he would know, because he has one for every occasion—a wide-brimmed hat for rain, a cozy earflap hat for snow, even a chef's hat for the big Bear County Cook-off! But today, a mischievous rabbit is creating chaos with its magic wand. Each time Mr. Brown opens his front door, something has changed, causing the bear to go back inside to change his hat. Finally, Mr. Brown must leave his house or be late to meet mousy Miss Plum. So he stacks several hats on his head and arrives at Miss Plum's just in time for a surprise birthday party for him! Luckily, his friend has just the right hat for that! This bright and cheerful hat-filled book (don't miss the whimsical endpapers) is similar in tone and structure to Brian Won's Hooray for Hat! and Jory John's Goodnight, Already! The illustrations, created digitally with pencil, crayon, and ink, use a presentational perspective; kids will feel as though they are looking at a theater pantomime through a proscenium. Flat, geometric shapes create backgrounds, and loose-limbed characters stare directly at viewers. VERDICT Although the book fails to pull readers in emotionally and there's no explanation for the pesky rabbit, the repetitive structure, plot-driven narrative, and large, easy-to-read font make this a fun storytime title for toddlers or preschoolers.—Amy Seto Forrester, Denver Public Library Review "The story thrives on this repetitive silliness with well-timed page turns...Hodgson's digital illustrations are colorful, zany, and suitably flat, with plump circles and sharp squares delineating a clean and clear-cut art style." ( Kirkus) "Fuller and Hodgson’s story has a naive, crafts-room look, the unstoppable momentum of a windup toy, and a punch line that’s just right." ( Publishers Weekly) "The illustrations, created digitally with pencil, crayon, and ink, use a presentational perspective; kids will feel as though they are looking at a theater pantomime through a proscenium. " ( School Library Journal) About the Author T. Nat Fuller is very fond of hats and is on a constant quest to find just the right one. A Good Day for a Hat was inspired by real-life events sure to be recognized by anyone living in Chicago. Rob Hodgson is an award-winning illustrator living in Bristol, England.

Details

Product Code: 9781419723001
ISBN: 1419723006
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 7.24 x 0.47 x 11.18 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds