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Posted June 28, 2013
A Chicken spies a hat on the scarecrow and goes to great extents to procure that hat for herself. She is able to help out many of her friends to get items they not only want and but need. This is genius of chicken she has brought bartering to the farm and fields. She starts with Scarecrow needing a walking stick to rest his tired arms upon and ends up with the hat she knew she would be able to put to good use.
The author has written a fun story that children will enjoy with it's repetitive sing-song tale. It teaches the child to be resourceful and use their noggins instead of going out and spending money for what they might want or need. The characters are actually helping planet Earth by recycling items and putting them to good use. The illustrations were very cute, I especially liked Scarecrow and Owl with his spectacles.
I highly recommend this book to homeschoolers, teachers, librarians, educators, parents and of course children.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
Posted February 5, 2013
Review: I love the illustrations in this book, especially the owl! The details on these pages are beautiful. You have to look at them a couple of times to see everything they encompass such as the spider web and the owl's hat.
Likewise, each time an item is mentioned, you look for it and aren't disappointed. The eye-catching watercolors are beautifully done. (rev. M.Free, ACS Art Instructor)
I envision children sitting with their "reader" who reads bits of this delightful story about chicken needing/wanting the straw hat. Each step of the story is page turning and will involve the child as the "reader" engages them to look for specifics on each page. Good children's books involve the child in searching as well as listening to the story. The child will search for delights on the pages as chicken continues to search for something to exchange for the straw hat. (rev. VG)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary review copy of The Scarecrow's Hat was provided by Peachtree Publishers in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviews.