The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown

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A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. Chicken really admires Scarecrow’s hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn’t have a walking stick to trade—but she knows someone who does. Thus begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to swap for Scarecrow’s hat. But why does Chicken want an old straw hat? This clever story written and illustrated by Ken Brown poses a problem and offers a creative solution that young children will delight in discovering. Brown’s bright watercolors and gentle tone will keep readers captivated
 

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Ken Brown studied illustration at Birmingham Art College in England. Brown has served both as writer-illustrator and as illustrator for numerous children’s books, among them The Scarecrow's Hat; What's the Time, Grandma Wolf?; The Wolf Is Coming!; and Mucky Pup, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in England. He lives with his wife, Ruth Brown, also a well-known children's illustrator, in England.
 
Published April 27, 2000 by Andersen Press Ltd. 25 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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A brilliant watercolorist, Brown sets this familiarly patterned tale in sunny, poppy-strewn rural locales, and populates it with animals that are at once wonderfully lifelike and comically expressive.

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In this gentle picture book with an old-fashioned feel, an enterprising chicken pulls off a hat trick of sorts when she finds a way to obtain a chapeau she admires. Chicken would love to have Scare

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