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The Hat (1997)

by Jan Brett

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I loved the book! I really enjoyed Brett's details of the hedgehog's battle with the hat. This could be used for a discussion with early elementary students on winter's approach and how to dress appropriately during the winter season. ( )
  JillStephens | Feb 3, 2016 |
This is a wonderful book for young children who will be amused by the story of animals wearing clothes as hats.
  rwild13 | Jan 30, 2016 |
This fantasy picture book narrate a story between a girl and some animals in the farm. Hedgie gets a stocking in one day, which is from a girl called Lisa. Hedgie uses this stocking as his hat and shows to everyone in the farm that every animal are going to get clothes from Lisa's Home. The pictures in this book are pretty and colorful, and also tells children never laugh at anyone else and animals not usually wear clothes. ( )
  QianqiongWang | Jan 22, 2016 |
In my opinion, this is a great book, and probably one of the cutest books I have read so far. It's hard to go wrong with animals and clothes, but that could just be me. There are a few things that I really liked about this book, the first being that the illustrations were produced in great detail, the second being the how the plot was organized and the third being the organization of the writing. The illustrations were some of the best I have seen so far; they were greatly detailed and took up every page. Each page had a border decoration: the top border was the clothes line with the woven clothes starting to disappear as each animal took one, the right border was the animal that was to come next, and the right border an image of what the child was doing. The fact that the images are so large made it feel like you are actually in the story; when the hedgehog is talking to the cat, the image surrounds the text, with a hedgehog and a cat talking outside in the snow. I also really enjoyed the plot, as while it gets into repetition of what's going to happen next as the hedgehog talks to all the animals, in the end the hedgehog is the one looking at everyone else like they are crazy. This allows for the plot to never get boring, no matter how many animals he talks to. Thirdly, I really like the organization of the writing, as it plays in with the plot. The writing is organized in a way that young kids can understand what is going on, and will be able to understand the joke at the end. The biggest example of this is that each animal laughs at the hedgehog for wearing the woven sock, but all proceed to go get their own anyway. In the end, the hedgehog is laughing at them, as animals don't wear clothes. The big idea of this story is that you should never pick on someone as you don't know what their situation is, and you might just want to be like them instead. ( )
1 vote taylorsmith11 | Sep 30, 2015 |
The Hat is a cute book about a porcupine who gets himself stuck in an unfortunate situation. After Hedgie gets the stocking stuck to his head, the other farm animals realize how resourceful he is being by finding his “hat”. I liked that the animals in the story have just enough of a fantastical personality to make this book entertaining, but are still pretty accurate in the way they are illustrated and the noises they make. The animals still honk, snort, oink, and meow as they would normally but, they still communicate with one another and have human like emotions and actions. The illustrations Brett provides in the hat are as beautiful as always. Featured in the border art is the clothesline with slowly disappearing articles of clothing, Lisa inside the farm house, and the next animal Hedgie will see as he tries to make his way back to his den. I like this book because it can teach a child to be accepting of others who maybe look different, and spreads the importance of being resourceful. Although Hedgie is fibbing to his friends for the reason the stocking is stuck on his head, he still does not like that he is being laughed at. This book can aid children in taking a second to think before they speak. The Hat also shows children that although they may get stuck in an embarrassing situation, they can make the most of it by laughing at themselves a little bit. ( )
  kprinc3 | Mar 5, 2015 |
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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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