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The Magic Hat - Mem Fox

The Magic Hat

By: Mem Fox, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2006
ISBN: 9780152057152
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old

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One fine day, from out of town--and without any warning at all--a magic hat appears in the sky. It tumbles and bounces through the air and makes magic wherever it lands. Everyone is delighted as, one by one, the townspeople are transformed into giant playful animals. And then a wizard arrives. . . .

With irresistible rhyming language and bright, whimsical illustrations, this perfect read-aloud by internationally acclaimed author Mem Fox will weave its way into the hearts of young children everywhere.

About The Author

Mem Fox has written over 25 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant.

Mem's recent books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?, Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty Chair and A Giraffe in the Bath. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

'Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier.' Sunday Age


Easy reader for all ages


this book is great for all ages looking for an easy reader. It is a well-written book and deserves multiple readings. I thought it was hilarious.



Fun To Read


The grandchildren 3 and 4 years of age, Loved It, Loved It. They even commented on the fun illustrations



The Magic Hat

4.5 2


"Broad, lively . . . will have children demanding repeated reading and completing each verse at top volume."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Charming."--The New York Times Book Review "This giddy, rhymed episode . . . . will have children demanding repeated readings and completing each verse at top volume." - Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 9780152057152
ISBN-10: 0152057153
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st May 2006
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 0.43
Weight (kg): 0.15