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The Magic Hat Shop

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A delightful tale about magic hats and bonnets, but above all about the importance about being yourself and the hidden treasures we carry within us.

Guided Reading Level O.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Cuento de Luz
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Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
One look at the cover of the book and most of us would agree that the art work is something very special. It successfully conveys the “magical” story that Wimmer provides.

The prose is a bit more “earth-bound” but it covers adequately how some people need an opportunity to change and achieve their “better self.” 3.5*

Perhaps the holiday period may not have been the best time to go to my kid panel with this story. There may have been "visions of sugarplums" interfering with their ability to focus.
Nate LaPrairie
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
The illustrations in this book are wonderful. A beautiful book to peer over. The writing itself leaves a bit to be desired; however, there is certainly a worthy message to be taken from the text. I will say though, where the story/writing falls flat, the illustrations pick up the slack.
Linda Atkinson
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love, love, love the illustrations.
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Soft-edged illustrations of vibrant colors and surreal images make the characters of this book burst from the pages. The pictures are a touch reminiscent of Mary GrandPré’s handiwork. The people have rounded, cobby bodies, small limbs and extremities and dainty features. This is all the better to show off their haberdashery, as individual as the folks wearing them.

The new shop causes curiosity and suspicion in equal measure, aptly displaying the common reactions of a community to strangers and s
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-and-review
This story features a hatter who suddenly appears in a town with his magic hat shop. The people who enter his shop are given a magical hat specifically created to help them become better versions of themselves. For example, one character is given a magic hat that helps him become confident and less shy. However, one day a storm blows the magic hat shop away, along with all of the magical hats and the hatter is nowhere to be found. The people discover that they have the “magic” or power within th ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
"People said that the hatter never spoke a single word, but he knew how to listen carefully to his customers, until he found the hat that was just right for them."

One day a hat shop appears in the middle of the town square. At first the townspeople are unsure about it and want nothing to do with it, until Timid Tim walks in and comes out changed. He is no longer shy and feels different, more confident. Soon all the people of the town are visiting the hat shop and are happier than they have ever
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is wonderful

This is a great story and the pictures are terrific. My four year old grandson enjoyed it. So did I
Lynne Marie
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous example of Magical Realism in Picture Books.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Cute-enough story. Gorgeous illustrations.
Jennifer B.
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Whimsical with a nice message.
Denalyn Rogers
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-choice-5
A cute story with lovely illustration, but I think it could have had a little more to the story. Overall adorable though.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's Chocolat for the younger set.
Allison Marks
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the MUST-READ children's picture book of 2017 !
Alyssa Gudenburr
A beautiful book about how magic hats helped the townspeople be better people. Would be a great book for elementary children.
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Sonja loves painting pictures and telling stories. After studying and working some years as a Grafikdesigner in her hometown Munich and Brussels, she decided to pack her suitcase and move to Barcelona to study Illustration at the "Llotja" Arts and Crafts School. Since then she lives between brushes and all kinds of wonderful tales, working as freelance illustrator for publishing houses and other c ...more

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