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Abe Lincoln's Hat

by Martha Brenner

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Summary- This book is about Abe Lincoln and his journey in becoming the President of the United States. It tells of different stories about how Mr. Lincoln kept important papers in his top hat and also everything that he has been through with his top hat.

Personal Reaction- I thought this was a very cute book and that it portrayed Abe Lincoln very well. I also thought that it was very informative especially for children who may not know all of Abe Lincoln's qualities as a person.

Classroom extension ideas-
1) Construct a craft so that kids can make and wear a top hat.
2) All write a submission about Abe Lincoln.
  brittanyblakesley | Nov 10, 2014 |
this book is about how young Abe Lincoln became president and how the hat started it all for him. all of the stories in the book are based on true events. The hat was the most important thing that Abe owned because it made him remember the letters that he had to write back to his customers. he would stick them in the hat, and when we took the hat off, he would remember. ( )
  emilyann93 | Nov 6, 2014 |
Summary: This biography was about Abraham Lincoln and his infamous top hat. It talks about the ways Lincoln used his hat throughout his career.

Personal Reaction: This book is a good way to teach a history lesson on Lincoln . It talks about many of the things Lincoln did for our country without any confusing details.

Classroom Extensions: 1) Have the student's create tall hats just like Abe.
2) Have the students exchange letters to each other by placing them in the students hat asking questions on assignments or lessons. ( )
  Skylerdabney | Apr 23, 2014 |
This tells the story of how Lincoln was a lawyer and how gradually became president. On a more personal note, it adds that he was funny and kind spirited and kept his important papers in his hat.
This was a cute biography, but I felt it didn't really flow. ( )
  AdrienneWood | Oct 23, 2013 |
This book is a historical story about Abraham Lincoln and his journey to becoming president. The images in this book take up most of the page but this helps the students understand the plot and difficult words that they may come across. The book also used a larger print which helps the beginning readers follow along as they read the page. This story could be familiar to some children based on what they have been learning which also makes this a great book for them to read because the familiar story will help them understand the words.
  SKugle | Sep 18, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679849777, Paperback)

Illus. in full color. Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there!    

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Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there!… (more)

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