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Old Hat - Emily Gravett

Hardcover Published: 30th May 2017
ISBN: 9781447274018
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 3+ years old

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Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little.

Harbet likes his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep jeering at him - OLD HAT! OLD HAT! No matter what headwear he buys - be it a towering fruit platter hat, an old-boot-on-the-head hat or a brightly lit traffic cone hat, Harbet cannot keep up with the latest fashions. As soon as he gets a brand new hat it is already... OLD HAT! It seems that Harbet will never fit in. But when one day he decides to go his own way, Harbet discovers just how much more fun it is to stop following others and think for yourself.

A very funny, charming story all about the futility of fads and the joy of finding your own style, full of brilliantly inventive hats for children to spot. Old Hat! is a fresh, colourful and punchy book from the creator of Wolves, Dogs and Tidy and twice-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett.

About the Author

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me, Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

Industry Reviews

With its vibrant watercolor illustrations and witty storytelling style, this book is sure to please a wide variety of children. * School Library Journal * A gently message, vividly conveyed. * The School Librarian * exquisitely imaginative illustrations * New Statesman * Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Award, has come up trumps again with a funny story about being yourself instead of following the crowd, and her trademark twist is so surprising and original that it will make you laugh out loud. * The Daily Mail * A succession of outrageous hats, a blissfully surreal final reveal and a whimsical be- true-to-yourself message all add up to another winner from the author of Meerkat Mail * Guardian *

ISBN: 9781447274018
ISBN-10: 1447274016
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 30th May 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.5 x 23.2  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.36

Emily Gravett

About the Author


Emily Gravett was born in Brighton, England, the second daughter of a printmaker and an art teacher. She left school at 16 and travelled the UK for eight years, living in a big green bus with her partner and their daughter. After returning to Brighton to take up an art degree, Emily sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking 'Wolves' in 2005, which won her the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, followed by a book deal and the first of her Kate Greenaway Medals.

'Wolves' was followed by such brilliant modern classics as 'Orange Pear Apple Bear', 'Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears', 'Again!' and the exquisite 'Tidy'. Each book is unique and different from the last – and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily now lives in Brighton with her family. When not working in her studio, she might be found walking the dog, watering the tomatoes or driving the family's restored 1960s bus.

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