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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen…

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

by Eileen Spinelli

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This is a great book to read! It teaches children about how everyone is loved by someone even if they do not believe they are. ( )
  Charmeisha | Apr 13, 2017 |
I loved this story for many reasons. This story had a great message about kindness that all children should be exposed to. Mr.Hatch always lived such a usual life and never seemed to smile or be happy. But once he realized that somebody loved him he became a whole new person. This book shows that it is very important to always show people you care and love them because it could really mean a lot to them. The character development was very detailed and helpful to the story. They explained in great detail how Mr.Hatch lived such a regular life and was never really happy or excited in life. But all of that changed when the town showed him that he is loved. Mr. Hatch ended up feeling loved at the end and changed completely. I also love the illustrations of Mr.Hatch. At the beginning they show how normal and dull his life is with the earthy tones. But at the end there are more colors and it shows how much he feels loved with pink and red tones. This is a great book overall. ( )
  smurph33 | Nov 16, 2015 |
I read this book ever February for Valentine's Day. It is a treasure to teach kindness and care for others regardless of age.
  emaloney5 | Jun 9, 2015 |
A random act of kindness changes Mr. Hatch from quiet and uninvolved to generous and thoughtful. I thoroughly enjoyed this storyline. I found the theme of one kind act impacting someone to be an inspiring theme for young readers. The plot could help readers think about tough issues and broaden their perspectives. For example at a key turning point in the plot the community could keep to themselves or be kind to Mr. Hatch. They chose to be kind as they remembered Mr. Hatch's kindnesses to each of them. The characters were believable. Each person from the little girl to the deli man could be someone in one's own community. The treatment of the elderly was respectful and well rounded. At times, the older character experienced self doubt as a younger person might. ( )
  kburtontruxel | Feb 3, 2014 |
Here's a joy and tear producing story about how an anonymous Valentine delivered to the wrong address changed a life. When the mistake was discovered, Mr Hatch became reclusive again until his new friends threw him a party!
  NEYM_RE_Library | Dec 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689718721, Paperback)

One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.

"Somebody loves you," the note says.

"Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. "Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. "But who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could that somebody be?"

After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!

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An anonymous valentine changes the life of the unsociable Mr. Hatch, turning him into a laughing friend who helps and appreciates all his neighbors.

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