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The Hat (1997)

by Jan Brett

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This book could be used as an interactive read-aloud in grades K-2. It could be read during the winter as a way to introduce seasons and learning about the winter season. You could pair projects with it about animals or winter clothing or the season. You could also teach new vocab from it such as chest, gander, stocking, and woolen.
  brandi3325 | Jan 20, 2017 |
When Lisa leaves her woolen garments on the clothes-line to air out, her fallen stocking is picked up by Hedgie the hedgehog, who becomes entangled in it and can't get it off his head. The other animals are inclined to laugh at our erinaceous hero, but Hedgie insists his inadvertent headgear only makes sense, given the cold weather. Hurt nevertheless by the other animals' ridicule, Hedgie retreats toward his den, eventually running into Lisa, who takes her stocking back and explains to him that animals don't wear clothes. Hedgie has the last laugh, as he watches Lisa run after all the other animals, who, convinced by his arguments, have likewise commandeered the young girls' woolen garments...

Written to be a companion to Jan Brett's The Mitten, a picture-book retelling of a popular Ukrainian folktale involving a mitten that serves as temporary home to a parade of animals, The Hat is an original winter-time tale, one that also features a human garment and a group of animals. Hedgie is an adorable hero for Brett's tale - I have a soft spot for hedgehogs and porcupines - and I appreciated the humorous ending, in which all the other animals, after initially laughing at Hedgie, decide that they too want a warm piece of clothing. The artwork, as is to be expected from Brett, is lovely, capturing the charm of a wintry landscape. Apparently Brett traveled to the Danish island of Funen, home of Hans Christian Andersen, for visual inspiration for her artwork. As always, I found her animals and landscapes particularly appealing here. Recommended to all Jan Brett fans, and to anyone looking for amusing animal stories for the picture-book set. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jan 19, 2017 |
This book is yet another absolutely brilliant tale by Jan Brett. We absolutely LOVE all her children's books, and this one is just as amusing as the rest.

What a sweet, short story for young readers - it's funny, educational (types of animals, and what sounds they make), and very easy to read. Not only does it make a wonderful book to read to your children, but it's also easy enough for young readers to read on their own!

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, just like all the other Jan Brett books we've had the privilege of reading and owning over the years!

Definitely 5 stars for this one! I don't think we'd ever give less for a Jan Brett novel. Just stunning! ( )
  LadyRavenSA | Nov 1, 2016 |
I really liked this book for two reasons. First, I liked the book because of the illustrations. The animal that went to talk to the hedgehog was shown on the right side of the previous page. It gives some foreshadowing and can excite students to see what animal is next. I also liked how the author made the characters believable since teasing hurts peoples feelings. The animals teased the hedgehog which made him very sad. The main idea of this story was about feelings and how we should be kind to others and not pick on them. If people were kind to Hedgie, then he could have told them that the hat was stuck on him. ( )
  rbanne1 | Sep 27, 2016 |
a hedgehog gets a mitten stuck on his head. he tries to get other animals to help get the mitten off. eventually the boy comes back and gets the mitten off the hedgehogs head.
3 book
  TUCC | Aug 5, 2016 |
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Hedgie the hedgehog discovers the wisdom of the adage, "Don't go poking your nose where it doesn't belong" only after curiosity gets this prickly fellow in a pickle. When Lisa's red and white woolen stocking blows off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and sticks his nose inside, only to discover his prickles prevent him from pulling out of it. Soon all the farm animals are coming around to chuckle at silly Hedgie's stocking hat. But in the end, nimble-witted Hedgie gets the last laugh.

This magnificently illustrated companion book to artist (and hedgehog owner) Jan Brett's classic The Mitten was the winner of the prestigious 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Young readers can spend hours with this one short book, poring over the pleasing, spirited details of Brett's trademark picture borders. Throughout, Lisa can be seen in these artful frames, making preparations for the cold Scandinavian winter, never realizing that her clothesline is becoming more line than clothes. If it were possible to wrap oneself up in these warm, cozy illustrations, readers would be set for the winter. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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When Lisa hangs her woolen clothes in the sun to air them out for winter, the hedgehog, to the amusement of the other animals, ends up wearing a stocking on his head.

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