Whose Hat Is It? (My First I Can Read Series)

Whose Hat Is It? (My First I Can Read Series)

by Valeri Gorbachev
     
 

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When a little turtle comes across a lost hat, he is determined to find its owner. He asks Mouse, and Rabbit, and even Crocodile if it belongs to them, but they all say it isn't theirs. Whose hat can it be?

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When a little turtle comes across a lost hat, he is determined to find its owner. He asks Mouse, and Rabbit, and even Crocodile if it belongs to them, but they all say it isn't theirs. Whose hat can it be?

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School Library Journal
PreS-K-A hurricanelike wind leaves a pink chapeau ownerless, and a concerned turtle searches for its wearer at the houses of friends Mouse, Rabbit, Beaver, Crocodile, and Elephant. Full-spread illustrations in watercolor with pen and ink offer a faithful depiction of Turtle's tireless search. Repetition of the question, "Is it your hat?," and a steady stream of "It is not mine" responses encourage sight recognition of words as the text progresses to the announcement of the owner's identity. While the predictable plot lacks excitement, and readers might guess the owner by the hat's size, the story provides a comfortable ending for younger children.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Using just 85 words to go with delicate, woodsy scenes defined by washes of greens and yellows behind lots of short, fine pen strokes, Gorbachev sends a very small turtle on a quest to return a very large, windblown pink hat to its rightful owner. Even newly emergent readers will be comfortable with the time-honored question-and-answer structure, as well as the mild silliness here. After Turtle asks three obviously unsuitable candidates-a mouse, a crocodile, and a beaver-if the hat is theirs, its true owner, Elephant, gratefully reclaims it. "You are welcome!" Turtle shouts happily to close the episode off. A simple, repetitive pleaser for young children who find the Berenstains' primers a bit too frenetic. (Easy reader. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060534363
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/24/2005
Series:
My First I Can Read Series
Edition description:
My First Shared Reading
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
336,008
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Valeri Gorbachev is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books, both in the United States and Europe, including Nicky And The Big Bad Wolves and Where is the Apple Pie? Mr. Gorbachev immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine in 1991 and now lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Valeri Gorbachev is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books, both in the United States and Europe, including Nicky And The Big Bad Wolves and Where is the Apple Pie? Mr. Gorbachev immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine in 1991 and now lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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