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Hats off for the Fourth of July

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This is one small town parade readers shouldn't miss! It starts with music and drums. What will come next? Cowboys on horseback? The baseball team? The fire engine? Or Miss Eelgrass with the green hair? And when the parade's over and the streets start to clear, another spectacle is waiting up in the sky.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 27th 2002 by Puffin (first published 2000)
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Matthew
I picked this one up because it was sitting next to something I wanted at the library and I thought, "Why not?" I don't see a lot of books about Independence Day and this was just light and easy to read that might be good for fun on the holiday. It has a recurring scaffold at the beginning that begins to change slightly as you move through the story. Nice book for young audiences.
Judith
Jun 21, 2015 Judith rated it it was amazing
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We loved this book! It's very rhythmic, so I bounced my knee as he sat on my lap, and I read it with a beat, adding a "music & drum" or "boom ... boom" to fill in the beats while I turned each page.

My only caveat (why does every book have one?) is that Miss Eelgrass (featured mermaid on float) is not dressed too modestly.

Naomi
May 27, 2015 Naomi rated it did not like it
Mediocre. There was nothing that stood out about this book. Text was "rhyming" with some repetitiveness, but there was really no warmth to this book at all.
Nichole
This is a big hit with Connie thanks to the motorcycles.
Kyle Greenberg
Hats off for the Fourth of July is a book that could be used to introduce the national holiday. Students could learn about what a 4th of July parade is like and what happens when it is over, which is fireworks. Teachers could also use this book to teach students about sequence of events and historical fiction, as it relates to the real life national holiday.
Jennifer
Jul 02, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Both of my storytime groups loved it!
Teri
Jul 06, 2012 Teri rated it did not like it
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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