Hat by Paul Hoppe

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A spare, imaginative picture book that makes a perfect gift. A boy and his mom happen upon a lone hat in the middle of the park. It’s bright red, and fits Henry just right. Turns out, Hat has a ton of important uses! It shields the sun. It doubles as a sled or a boat. It even fights crocodiles in Africa. . . . But what about Hat’s owner? Maybe he or she needs Hat even more than Henry does. Henry’s imagination may have run away from him, but in the end, his heart knows the right thing to do. An arty picture book about a boy and his imagination, Hat inspires readers to revel in the power of creativity.

About Paul Hoppe

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PAUL HOPPE is an award-winning illustrator and typographer whose work regularly appears in the New York Times and the New Yorker. He has worked on several animated series for German television and has published two graphic novels in Germany. He has illustrated picture book texts, but Hat is his first one as both author and illustrator. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published March 31, 2009 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Successive illustrations depict Hat’s imagined uses, ranging from the practical (protection from sun and rain) to the fantastic (a wedge in a crocodile’s mouth, a prop in a stage show that makes Henry a star).

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Walking with his mother in the park, young Henry finds a wide-brimmed red hat on a bench and immediately wants to take ownership.

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