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Hats Are Not for Cats!

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Are hats for cats? A big, bossy dog and a determined cat disagree.This funny rhyming romp—with a large cast of cats and hats—leads readers to the perfect conclusion: hats are for everyone!

A big, severe, plaid-hat-wearing doginsists that the small black cat in the red fez shouldn't be wearing a hat—any kind of hat—because hats are for dogs. His patronizing tirade doesn’t
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by Clarion Books
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La Coccinelle
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This book is just plain goofy... but in a good way. A bossy dog spends much of the narrative telling a cat that cats don't wear hats. And the cat seems to be trying to prove the dog wrong by wearing everything from shower caps to sombreros! Eventually, the cat has had enough and fights back... much to the chagrin of the dog. But there are enough hats for everybody, so this one ends on a happy note.

There's really not much story, and the rhyming text is clunky at times... but the pictures are so
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KDV
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This cat is so cute. And super gracious even with dog being really bossy. Hats are for everyone!
Abby Johnson
This silly rhyming story features a debate: are hats for cats or only for dogs? The cat tries on all kinds of different hats, each rejected by the dog as "not for cats" until the end when the cat stands up for all cats and insists that hats ARE for cats. In fact, hats are for everyone! With many cute pictures of different kinds of hats (flapper hats, winter hats, bonnets, etc.), this is a fun readaloud for a storytime on hats or clothing.
Anthony
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
A dog wearing a plaid top hat, tells a cat who is wearing a fez hat that hats are for dogs, and not cats. The dog continues to let the cat know, that no type of hat should be worn by a cat. But just as dogs will be dogs, and cats will be cats, lessons are learned, and attitudes are changed.
Alexandria
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Moral of the story is don't tell other beings what they can and can't do. Also sharing is good.
Alex Gabbert
The book starts off by a dog and a cat walking past one another. The dog stops the cat and explains his reasoning about how hats are for dogs but not cats. This book while rhyming tells, what type of hats are not allowed to be worn by cats. Even through the mild conflict, we know it is important to treat everyone the same. The cat in the middle of the story says that they can be worn by cats and his cat friends come along wearing all different sorts of hats. The dog is discouraged at the end and ...more
Vicki
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, gsrp
A dog vs cat -who wears the hats?? A fun rhyming book with every child’s favorite 2 animals.

This could be used for an animal or hat themed storytime, but mostly it should be read for fun!

Large fonts are used sometime to show increased voice volume by the characters. Illustrations are very good with white pages for the background and greats colors for the world bubbles and other subjects in the pictures.
Jennifer
A big bossy dog sees a cat wearing a hat and proceeds to inform him that hats aren't for cats they are for dogs. For spread after hilarious spread, the dog has charts and posters describing who hats are for (dogs) and who they are not for (cats). The cat keeps trying all sorts of different kinds of hats and eventually cannot take the lecture anymore. The pictures are bright and awesome and I was grinning and laughing the whole way through. My story time kids are going to love this one!
Pamela
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Totally ***** LOVED IT *****!!!!!

I'm looking forward to doing a skype call to read this to my North Carolina grandkids. What better way to teach little goslings about sharing and caring for others though they may be different from ourselves.

FIVE ***** Some Cats Think They Rule and Some Dogs Certainly Drool, But Lets All Get Along and Share The Hat of Friendship Anyway ***** STARS
Molly Cluff (Library!)
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a simple concept, but I thought it was darling. Probably because I love the illustrations of that scrappy little gray cat. A dog tries to tell a cat that hats are only for dogs, and cats shouldn't wear them (which is silly of course). He describes a whole slew of different kinds of hats in rhyming text.
Lauren
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A super cute rhyming book about a dog is trying to explain to a cat why cats CAN’T wear hats. Full of bright colors and adorable illustrations. I think this will age younger, has a Seuss-y rhyme feel.
Alison N
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A dog has declared that hats are not for cats, just for dogs. A determined cat is ready to show him differently in this delightful book with gorgeous illustrations and great rhymes. Loved it... though I have yet to meet a cat in real life who enjoys wearing a hat. Oh well, still a great book.
Jeannette
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very cute book.
Melissa
Sep 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, picture-books
Starts off great, but the ending is just ok. It may work in storytime for the right reader and crowd.
Makaylia McDonald
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry-5
This book is similar to Dr. Seuss but is not near as long so it will be easier to keep the students attention with this book. It teaches students different rhyming words that they will come across.
Lu's Reviews
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was quick and funny. Lu loved the illustrations.


(October 2019, library book)
Brittany
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you love the Frog on a Log and Dog on a Frog books, this one is another good one for you! My daughter loved the grumpy dog in the book!
Chris
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Who can wear hats? Certainly not cats. Or can they? Silliness ensues as dogs and cats fight over the right to wear hats in this fun new picture book.
Edward Sullivan
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cats prove dog wrong.
Johanna Castillo
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS MAKES A GREAT PICTURE BOOK FOR A STORY TIME ABOUT FEELINGS!
Colorado Buck
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Who says? For all the bullies in your life. Take this book.
Kathryn
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved illustrations story is lacking a little bit
David Haggett
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
-)What can I say? I enjoyed the different cats and hats! :-)
Frances Hotchkiss
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very cute book! Hats are not for cats! Or are they?... Perfect book for a hat themed story time for little ones!
Miss Sarah
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
A dog and a cat fight over wether or not cats can wear hats. cute and silly. preschool and up
Alyssa Gudenburr
So funny and a great message about how everyone can do something, not just one group of animals/people. The illustrations are small so it is a better one-on-one story for preschool age.
Christiana
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet-pic-books
I would storytime this book for sure.
Allie Outhouse
Dec 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not my cup of tea. Minimalist text with no observable point of change. Waste of time but cute pictures to repetitive descriptions.
Emily
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
An answer to The Cat in the Hat, perhaps?
Rebecca Gomez
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A bunch of silly fun.
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