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Rosie's Hat

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  126 Ratings  ·  14 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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Sophia Triad
Feb 25, 2017 Sophia Triad rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
“The story of a girl who lost her hat” … or maybe better let’s just call it…“The adventures of a lost hat”.

Another wonderful girly story from the creator of the Gruffalo.

Little Rosie has lost her hat during a windy day off a cliff.

The wind blows high, the wind blows low.
Rosie’s hat blows off a cliff.

The hat becomes a dog’s toy, a fisherman’s catch, a mouse hiding place, a boys’ sand castle top etc. Until it is lost up on a tree.
Many many years later
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
Aparna Jyothikumar
Feb 23, 2017 Aparna Jyothikumar rated it really liked it
Nice read! Collecting it for my little one!
Simon Joseph
Sep 04, 2011 Simon Joseph rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 29, 2012 Sarah Brock rated it really liked it
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
Rasheada Khan
Aug 30, 2012 Rasheada Khan rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 18, 2008 Kathryn rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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.
Jun 17, 2012 Allison rated it it was amazing
My kids like this book. I like it more than they do :)
Nov 30, 2016 Allison rated it liked it
A sweet book and story, though I wasn't the biggest fan of the way it was told. Oscar liked the wind blowing the hat around.
Jun 09, 2014 Bella rated it really liked it
Sweet, rhyming story about loosing something (a hat) as a child and being reconnected with it as an adult.
Poons Bhardwaj
Sep 10, 2015 Poons Bhardwaj rated it it was amazing
More than my child I personally love this book the way Rosie grow up to be a rescue girl and how during series of action she finds her long lost hat! Teaches to move on with positivity n hope. ☺ ...more
Jul 26, 2013 Nicolette rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story and wonderful illustrations. Julia Donaldson is just the best.
Feb 06, 2016 Nidhi rated it it was ok
I find this book pretty average when I compare with other works of julia donaldson.
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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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