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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)

by Dr. Seuss

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The book told a good story and it was really cute. ( )
  shelbewelbee | Nov 15, 2015 |
When Bartholomew is having a sunny day, proud of his lovely red hat with a feather, the king and his minions come by in a large fancy carriage. When Bartholomew took off his hat to the King, another hat popped on his head.

Angry, the King took him to the castle and prepared to chop off his head, thinking this was the only way to solve the problem. When the henceman noted that more and more hats appeared, he was delighted and left poor Bartholomew alone.

The total number of hats, with the last one the most fancy, were 500. When the King choose to wear #500 hat, Barholomew's head was no longer duplicating hats.

Whimsical and filled with text, rather than rhyming words, this was a unique Seuss book.
  Whisper1 | Nov 6, 2015 |
Summary: Bartholomew Cubbins is having a lovely day in his very ordinary hat until the King comes through and demands his hat be removed to show respect to the king, and whenever Bartholomew removes a hat, another takes its place on his head. He is promptly taken to the castle where all the king's men try desperately to get his hat(s) off.
Genre: This makes a good fairytale/fantasy because it takes place in a faraway kingdom that is very fairytale-esque and has magic causing problems while he tries to interact with royalty.
Classroom use: Fun story! Good for a younger classroom's class library ( )
  AmandaLK | Mar 2, 2015 |
This is a modern fantasy book. This is a great imagination and intriguing book! I think it would be great to use as a way to get kids imaginations stirring. This is a story about Bartholomew who whenever he tries to take off his hat, another one appears! The story follows him and the king of his land as his king is trying any and all things possible to get the hats to stop appearing one after another on his head. ( )
  kfrost32 | Jan 27, 2015 |
I think this is the absolute best of Dr. Seuss's books. It's a really fun story that doesn't teach an overt lesson; it's truly absurd and takes between 20 and 23 minutes to read aloud. Every kid I've ever read it to (and I taught preschool for several years) has loved it.

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  NatalieSW | Jan 1, 2015 |
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The haughty ruler of Didd, King Derwin (who would foolishly go on to summon green goo from the sky in his later years) showed the first signs of his silly self-importance back in this 1938 Seuss classic, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

When Bartholomew visits town one day, selling cranberries at the market for his parents, the King's procession screeches to a halt in front of him; King Derwin then leans out of his coach, demanding to know why Bartholomew hasn't respectfully removed his hat. "But, Sire, my hat is off." He shows the king the hat in his hands that he's just doffed, but sure enough, another identical one sits atop his head. He takes that hat off only to reveal another... and another, and another, and another. Poor Bartholomew goes through 45 hats, then 136, then 233, as the angry king calls in every expert in the kingdom, from Sir Snipps the haberdasher to the Father of the Father of Nadd. In the end, Bartholomew barely gets away with his head (forget about the hats!), as Seuss spins this weird and wacky tale, a strange thing that "just happened to happen and was not very likely to happen again." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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Each time Bartholomew Cubbins attempts to obey the King's order to take off his hat, he finds there is another one on his head.

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