Jennie's Hat (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Jennie's favorite aunt is sending her a new hat, and Jennie is sure it will be beautiful. But when the box arrives, the hat inside is very plain. She had imagined a wonderful hat with big colorful flowers and even tries to make her own hat from a straw basket! Jennie is almost ready to give up on her dream when she receives a fanciful surprise from some very special friends. Ezra Jack Keats's timelessly charming illustrations will leave readers wishing for a dream hat of their ...
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Overview

Jennie's favorite aunt is sending her a new hat, and Jennie is sure it will be beautiful. But when the box arrives, the hat inside is very plain. She had imagined a wonderful hat with big colorful flowers and even tries to make her own hat from a straw basket! Jennie is almost ready to give up on her dream when she receives a fanciful surprise from some very special friends. Ezra Jack Keats's timelessly charming illustrations will leave readers wishing for a dream hat of their own.

When the hat Jennie receives from her aunt is not as fancy as she had hoped, her bird friends decorate it for her.

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Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
Certain to enchant little girls.
Publishers Weekly
In Ezra Jack Keats's mixed-media collage conveys the miraculous transformation of Jennie's Hat (1966), from a plain, broad-brimmed number to something stylish, with a bit of help from her feathered friends.
Children's Literature
As Jennie waits for the new hat from her aunt, she imagines how beautiful it will be. The plain straw hat with the simple ribbon that she unwraps is a source of disappointment. Wearing it to church among the ladies with their flower-bedecked hats only makes Jennie wish that her hat, too, looked more like a flower garden. On the way home the birds that Jennie has so generously fed reward her kindness by decorating her hat with flowers, leaves, a valentine or two, and even a nest with baby birds. Recalling a time not so long ago when ladies wore hats, the transformation of Jennie's hat still has relevancy today. The child who is determined to find a way to beautify the drab will be inspired by Jennie's tenacity. Keats' collage illustrations take on a deeper hue in this new imprint. The bright yellow is more golden and pinks have a more dusky tone. Rather that detract from the original, this new palette is reminiscent of a Victorian greeting card. If you have never owned this classic story or need to replace a well-worn copy, this new edition will fit the bill. 2003 (1966), Viking,
— Beverley Fahey
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613617109
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,109,717
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Ezra Jack Keats
Caldecott Medal recipient Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) is the beloved author of more than eighty-five books for children, including Goggles! and The Snowy Day.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Jacob Ezra Katz (birth name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 11, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      May 6, 1983
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York

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