Old Hat


Harbet’s favorite hat is the colorful one with pompoms and earflaps that his nana knit for him when he was a puppy. Unfortunately, his friends wear Carmen Miranda fruit bowl hats and mock him, “OLD HAT!” He tries a new hat like theirs, but it is already outdated. They cry, “OLD HAT!” He tries a traffic cone, a saucepan, a pink work boot and many more, but he cannot win. Finally Harbet takes off his hat to reveal a surprise and his friends are filled with envy. Harbet discovers how much more fun it is to stop following others and to think for yourself. The pencil, watercolor, and acrylic ink illustrations of the hats are cheerful and hilarious. mjw
Title: Old Hat
Author: Emily Gravett
: Emily Gravett
: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
: 2018
Original Language
: English 
Original Publisher
Original Copyright
: Macmillan Children’s Books. Great Britain
: 978-1-5344-0917-0
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: Brighton, England
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: Brighton, England
: Fashion, Hats, Peer pressure, Self esteem, Self respect, Teasing

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