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Old hat

Old hat

Gravett, Emily, author, artist

Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little. Harbet likes his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep jeering at him - OLD HAT! OLD HAT! No matter what headwear he buys - be it a towering fruit platter hat, an old-boot-on-the-head hat or a brightly lit traffic cone hat, Harbet cannot keep up with the latest fashions. As soon as he gets a brand new hat it is already OLD HAT! It seems that Harbet will never fit in. But when one day he decides to go his own way, Harbet discovers just how much more fun it is to stop following others and think for yourself

Hardback, Book. English. Picture Books. Children's stories. Early Years.
Published London: Two Hoots, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Emily Gravett
ISBN: 1447274016, 9781447274018
Intended audience: Preschool.
Physical Description: 25 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm

Author note

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me, Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

Reviews

With plenty of clever twists in the writing and lots of detail in the pictures there is lots to read in this story and also lots to discuss.
Armadillo Magazine||A succession of outrageous hats, a blissfully surreal final reveal and a whimsical be- true-to-yourself message all add up to another winner from the author of Meerkat Mail
Guardian||Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Award, has come up trumps again with a funny story about being yourself instead of following the crowd, and her trademark twist is so surprising and original that it will make you laugh out loud.
The Daily Mail||exquisitely imaginative illustrations
New Statesman