The Hat by Jan BrettThe Hat by Jan Brett

The Hat

byJan Brett

Hardcover | September 29, 1997

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A delightfully original companion book to Jan Brett's bestseller The Mitten.

When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking gets stuck on his prickles -- and the fun begins.

A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful farm dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he's wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.

And where is Lisa when all of this is going on? She's in Jan Brett's signature borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.

Luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the adventure unfolds.
With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an ill...
Title:The HatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.63 × 8.69 × 0.36 inPublished:September 29, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399231013

ISBN - 13:9780399231018

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable to read Great book, enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable to read Great book, enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another interesting book Buy the hat to match the mittens
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Favourite! Loved reading this when I was little. Great illustrations and story.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Story Not as Good as The Mitten Cute story not as good as The Mitten but still very cute. The pictures are great, I am glad I purchased it.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hat Hedgie is a curious hedgehog. He pokes his nose into a stocking and gets it stuck on his head. This hilarious story follows him through the barnyard as he is laughed at by the other animals. A cute story for any child -- the illustrations alone make it a fabulous buy. My family and I really enjoyed this book, a great one to add to any child's library and a joy for the whole family.
Date published: 1999-03-11

From Our Editors

This delightful companion to Brett's bestselling "The Mitten" is certain to be met with the same wide acclaim. When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in it. But when he tries to pull it off, the stocking won't budge. And so the fun begins, as six noisy farm animals laugh at Hedgie, especially when he tries to pretend that he's wearing a new hat. Full color

Editorial Reviews

"A clever and appealing picture book . . . . Brett's illustrations are done in her trademark style of highly detailed depictions of her characters and a creative use of borders. . . . The pictures, story, and subject matter make this a natural for sharing aloud."—School Library Journal "In a companion book to Brett's The Mitten (1989), a little girl decides to unpack her winter woolens from their decorated chest and hang them out on a line to air before winter comes. . . . The satisfying story celebrates the cozy hearth, home, and barnyard of picturesque Scandinavian country life, frozen in time. Brett's somber tones of pre-winter are enlivened by the intricate, colorful clothing; her fine, independent heroine is in charge of the story, and the inventive little hedgehog triumphs as well."—Kirkus Reviews