Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hooray for Hat! By Brian Won –ADVISABLE

Won, Brian Hooray for Hat! 40 pgs. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014. $16.99 

Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G. PICTURE BOOK

Elephant is cheered up from his grumpy mood by a timely gift, a big stack of hats. He finds all of his friends and cheers them up by giving out the hats one by one. A catchy repeat of Hooray for Hat is featured prominently.

This is an absolutely adorable book, with unique and perfect illustrations. What didn't jive with me is that it takes a present to cheer up each character. That’s nice sharing and all, but no one gives me a nice gift every time I am in a bad mood. I think younger students would love repeating Hooray for Hat, and it could make for a fun hat party. I could see a teacher using this to have a cheer up hat, something really special, for a student to wear when they get hurt or don’t feel too great.


Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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