A fancy hat. A hat that's plain.
A hat for keeping off the rain.
A glowing hat. A hat with fruit.
A hat for that new dress or suit.
All herein have hats, it's true --
fantastic, magnificent hats
What do Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, Russian-American composer Igor Stravinsky, South American entertainer Carmen Miranda, African-American cowboy Nat Love, and President Abraham Lincoln have in common?
HATS Unique, distinctive, wonderful hats And this bright and cheerful picture book from best-selling author Eileen Spinelli and colorful newcomer Geraldo Valerio will have you thinking twice before going outside without yours
In bouncy rhyme, Spinelli invites younger readers to contemplate the many shapes and uses of headgear throughout history, drawing on specific examples from Abe Lincoln to Carmen Miranda: "John Chapman had a hat. / They say he wore a cooking pot. / Some folks believe that, some do not. / If true-he was a sight indeed- / a pot-topped sower of apple seed. / Do YOU have a hat?" Valerio makes his US debut with a set of smiling, fancifully stylized portraits, generally flanked by birds, bugs, or other small companions wearing similar hats. With a line or two of background for each historical figure supplied on the endpapers, this nicely expands the "hats as occupational markers" theme in Ann Morris's Hats, Hats, Hats (1989), and others. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1