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The Elf's Hat

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Home is where the hat is for the woodland creatures that find it lying on the forest floor...This wonderful Ukranian folktale relates what becomes of an unsuspecting elf's hat after low-lying branch knocks it off his head. This catchy read-aloud is a treat for the eyes." (School Library Journal)"Kids will enjoy the cumulative nature of the story and the idea of the imposs ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by NorthSouth (first published February 1st 2000)
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Apr 30, 2012 Marfita rated it liked it
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Can't imagine why I never read this. It's a variation on the story of the mitten, where more and larger animals snuggle into a soft covering until the last but least causes them all to abandon their shelter. There's not a lot new you can do with this story, but Weninger has them reject their last visitor because he is a flea. The flea, however, gets to keep his new-found home even after the cap is recovered by the elf.
The illustrations lure me back again and again. Rowe provides us with a combi
Mar 08, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
Cute story, but it's been done to death. I think stories like this are a preschool staple, though, and kids in that age range seen to like them for the numerous cute animals presented, and for the highly predictable inevitable ending that they can anticipate with a knowing, barely contained glee.

I teetered between two and three stars for this. As I mentioned, this is an overdone story. On the other hand, the illustrations in this are really rather pretty and complex. As far as this particular m
Dominique Woodbridge
This story is great for young children ages pre-k to kindergarden. This Russian tale is a cumulative tale, and that is why children will like it so much. The story is easy to follow along to and never slows down. I would use this book to read aloud in class. I think young children would find this book funny, with all of the different animals trying to squeeze into an Elf's Hat. This story could be used to teach kids what a cumulative folk tale is. I think this book would be a perfect example bec ...more
Nicole Carlson
Sep 21, 2015 Nicole Carlson rated it liked it
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This book is similar to the story of The Mitten. All the animals join together to snuggle up inside this elf's hat. I enjoyed the illustrations much more than I did the story. The insects that reappear on each page give children something to seek out each time they turn the page, which I always enjoyed when I was younger.
Elke Ursin
Apr 03, 2010 Elke Ursin rated it it was amazing
A very cute story!
This is adorable! It reminds me of the mitten only not so wintery and there's an elf. It would make a fantastic flannel board story!
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