Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat by Alice Low

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Oh no, Aunt Lucy a hat not a cat!

Scatterbrained Aunt Lucy loses her hat and sets off to buy a new one. But it's easy to get sidetracked by all those marvelous shops!

Children will soak up the delicious details of this imaginative townscape -- and spot Aunt Lucy's missing hat on every spread. Filled with clever wordplay, this comical escapade will delight any reader who loves memorable characters, a happy ending, and the fun of a rollicking rhyme.


About Alice Low

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Alice Low is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches, a book that has been adapted into a musical and a short animated film. She has also edited several anthologies and written many children's books and poems. Alice Low lives in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Laura Huliska-Beith is the illustrator of Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat by Alice Low, Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth, and Violet's Music by Angela Johnson. She thinks that the world is a safer place since she decided not to become a bus driver in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Jeff.
Published January 20, 2004 by HarperColl. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Poster Lady for the easily sidetracked, Aunt Lucy, thinking her brand-new blue one has gone missing (it’s actually hanging from its ribbon down her back), goes out to buy a hat and comes back with a cat, goes out for milk (for the cat, silly) and returns with silk, seeks thread but finds a bed, a...

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Ditzy Aunt Lucy thinks she has lost her summery blue hat, even though it dangles down her back by its purple-ribbon ties.

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