- Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 90
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A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.
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but a lot of fun. This is a picture book for slightly older kids who can synthesize what is going on in words and what is going on in pictures to get the whole story, which is a very valuable developmental skill. The end may be a little shocking to some but then, so are the Grimm fairy tales, and may not teach moral lessons (other than don't steal other people's hats, because bad things happen) but then, neither do some Doctor Seuss books. There is a lot to talk about with kids at you read and as another reader commented, you can do funny voices for the animals...there really is a lot going on here. And of course, the illustrations are fantastic.
It is funny for older kids and adults but for little ones it can be disturbing. Rabbit blatantly lies and the bear copies that in the end not to mention the violent someone meets. This does not send a good message to kids. I don't see this as read aloud book for a classroom unless you encourage that sort of sense of humor. Better to borrow than to buy. Not a good gift idea. Just my 2c.
This book is funny throughout and has a surprise/shocking ending.
I thought this was pretty funny, but I'm an adult. It seemed violent for a toddler.
Possibly my favorite picture book of all time. Clever and humorous with delightful pictures.
This is a good choice for reading at a storytime. There isn't a lot of dialogue or explanation so you can ask the kids what they think is going on, do funny voices for the animals, etc.
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