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The Hat (1997)

by Jan Brett

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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.
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  TUCC | Aug 5, 2016 |
When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking gets stuck on his prickles -- and the fun begins.A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful farm dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he's wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.And where is Lisa when all of this is going on? She's in the borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.Jan Brett's luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the story begins, in this delightfully original companion book to The Mitten.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
Genre: Fantasy
Medium: Airbrush
This book is about a Hedgehog that uses a little girls sock as a hat, after it falls off the line. As the hedgehog passes by all of his animal friends, they make fun of him for wearing such a willing thing on his head. But each time, the hedgehog has a reason for why he is wearing it, and doesn't let the teasing effect him. Finally the little girl finds the sock on his head, and takes it back. But then all of the other animals had stolen the rest of the clothes of the line, because they wanted to be like the hedgehog. The illustrations in this book were very detailed, and each page had a picture on the side foreshadowing the next event, along with a picture of what the little girl was up to while the hedgehog was out with her sock. Have the pictures that were foreshadowing, could lead to good conversation about the book. Also, I liked the meaning behind the story, and I think it could be used to explain to kids that you should be confident in what you are wearing, or what you like doing, and that just because someone makes fun of you, doesn't mean it isn't awesome. In fact, it probably means they want to be more like you.
  sophiadale | Feb 8, 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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