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Rosie's Hat

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  9 reviews
One little girl, one smart hat, a gust of wind, and we're off on a whole hatful of adventures! Because this isn't just any old hat. It can also be a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a mouse, a frisbee for some children and a nest for some birds. Surely poor Rosie will never find her hat again - or will she?
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 2006 by MacMillan Children's Books (first published July 1st 2005)
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Simon Joseph
Rosie's Hat is by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, but it is quite different. It has become a favourite in our house - I have read it more times than I would care to admit!

Rosie's Hat tells the story of a little girl who loses her hat while walking along some cliffs one day with her parents, and she thinks it is lost forever. However, many years later, when she is working as a firefighter, she is called out to rescue a cat from a tree, and she finds it stuck there, where it has been
Leanne Mc
Rosie’s Hat follows the adventure of a very familiar piece of clothing that the character Rosie spends her time chasing, when the wind is making it difficult for her to catch. There are others who take advantage of her loveable hat. A mouse uses it as a hiding place, a dog uses it as a plat thing, birds use it as their nest and children use it to play frisbee. It becomes a form of entertainment for them and for us too. The book contains a lot of onomatopoeia and rhyme which makes for a very enjo ...more
Sarah Brock
This is a story about a little girl who loses her hat in a gust of wind. It is a story about the adventure where Rosie's hat flies away. The book goes through the hat's journey of all the different people it meets. It is a great book for children to join in with, especially in the text in capital letters. It is a great story to begin thinking about the journeys of different things and somethings history. The text has great describing words in it for what the characters do with the hat. This coul ...more
I had a little celebration when I read Rosie's Hat the other day in a lull between customers.
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Why? Because it is simultaneously really sweet and an antidote to the mountain of girls' books* which seem to have been written by authors under the impression that girls only like pink and glitter and all want to grow up to be princesses. This is not true.

See? Mia Thermopolis doesn't want to be a princess. And neither does Rosie. In fact, Rosie grows up to become a firefighter. In other words, a fire
Rasheada Khan
In the classroom this book can be used to teach knowledge retrieval skills, there are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions due to the amount of detail in this book. Themes which arise are associated with loss and retrieval.

This book is about a little girl called Rosie who loses her hat due to strong winds. As a result the hat experiences quite an adventure as time passes. The hat meets a dog who takes it through water, where a fisherman catches it he isn't too amused as i am sur
Sweet, rhyming story about loosing something (a hat) as a child and being reconnected with it as an adult.
Travels of a lost hat, with various sound making opportunities. OK, but there are better books out there.
ETA: This grew on me! It has rhythm, and my toddler is very much enjoying it, so I have added an extra star.
Beautiful story and wonderful illustrations. Julia Donaldson is just the best.
My kids like this book. I like it more than they do :)
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Growing up
I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).

Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us. A wind-up gramophone wafted out Cho
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