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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

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Overview

One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.

Somebody loves you the note says.

"Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. "Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. "But who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could that somebody be?"

After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in ...

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Overview

One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.

Somebody loves you the note says.

"Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. "Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. "But who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could that somebody be?"

After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!

An anonymous valentine changes the life of the unsociable Mr. Hatch, turning him into a laughing friend who helps and appreciates all his neighbors.

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"A charming book with a real plot."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689718724
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 150,627
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Spinelli

Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, and the critically acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    A modern day classic

    I purchase this book each year for the past 15 years. I bought it for my children's classrooms and now for my great niece's classrooms.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Everybody at LaSalle School Loves Mr. Hatch!

    Mr. Hatch gets a surprise that changes his whole outlook on life. He is a changed man until he discovers that the gift was a mistake. Mr. Hatch returns to his olds ways of thinking and acting until he is saved by those that were touched by his good nature.
    I read this story during a staff meeting and on several classroom visits. I have used it as gifts for staff and family members. It has been added to my "Principal's Favorites" book basket.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2006

    Kids will love this!

    I just heard this book for the first time in a storytelling class. Mr. Hatch's life was truly changed by the delivery of a package. Kids will love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2002

    Lots of People Love You, Mr. Hatch

    Mr. Hatch lives a sad and lonely life. He follows his sad routine, day after day, not talking to anyone and generally keeping to himself. One day he receives a surprise package that cheers him up so much that he shares his excitement by helping others. He becomes part of the community. Near the ending, the situation is sad, but it ends on a joyful note. I loved it and I'm looking forward to buying it! Three cheers for Mr. Hatch and his friends!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    Somebody loves this book--ME!!!

    Mr. Hatch is a reserved man who lives alone, has no friends, and keeps to himself. All that changes when he receives a heart-shaped box full of chocolates on Valentine's Day with a card that says 'Somebody loves you'. He has no idea who sent it to him, and since everyone in town is suspect, he suddenly begins interacting joyfully with everyone around him. A warm book that reaffirms what is most important: who you love and who loves you. This story will be cherished by children and read every Valentine's Day.

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