Hooray for Hat!

Hooray for Hat!

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Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780544159037
0544159039
Branch Call Number: E WON
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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Oh the Hilarity!

This book is worth reading for the Giraffe’s toothy smile alone, but it’s also a wonderful cheer-you-up, no matter what’s got your down. Everyone starts out grumpy until the hat parade, which I think is an excellent commentary on life, when you think about it. I mean, who doesn’t need a hat parade? (more)


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NealAmie654
Aug 08, 2020

One of our family's favorite read-a-loud books. (And we have read a lot of books.) Our kids ages 2-6 all enjoy this story and like to join in the "Hooray for Hat!" part of the story.

OPL_MichelleC Jul 09, 2019

An inclusive story about sharing and friendship. Super fun read-aloud as it allows children to shout Hooray with you!

IndyPL_NicoleN Nov 06, 2018

This book is so cute. Full of fun colors and fantastic hats! I can't wait to use it in a future storytime!

CRRL_CraigG Jul 09, 2015

Brian Won's book is fantastic for little ones. The colorful animals combined with themes of emotions and generosity make for a exuberant time.

KCLSKidsGenre Dec 05, 2014

This book is bright, colorful and fun with lots of hats! There are two wonderful repeated lines the kids can jump in on "Hooray for Hat!" and "Go Away! I'm Grumpy!" The whole story will have everyone feeling happy and in need of a really nifty hat.

ChristchurchKids Aug 25, 2014

In this playful, upbeat debut, friendship (and some jaunty accessories) offer the cure for a common complaint: grumpiness. After Elephant wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, he opens his door to discover a gift box containing a stack of crazy, colourful hats. Donning the entire pile makes his bad mood vanish, so Elephant eagerly distributes the funky headgear to Zebra, Turtle, and various other grouchy friends. With each visit, a grumbled "go away! I'm grumpy!" quickly turns to a gleeful cheer of "hooray for hat!" Young readers will want to cheer right along.

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laedeechai
Aug 15, 2014

Shows the concept of sharing and making friends feel better.

Could be told comically to bring out lots of laughs by piling hats on top of one another (as shown on the elephant) and then taking a hat off the pile each time one is given away to a friend.

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d060584292 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 5

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