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This is the Hat: A Story in Rhyme

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The life of a hat--from its perch on its owner's head to its becoming a home for a spider and a bed for a mouse--is told in cumulative rhyme and cut-paper collage illustrations.
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Published October 1st 1992 by Joy Street Books (first published April 1992)
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Oct 06, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Poetry/Rhyme
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This is the Hat is a rhyming story that tells the journey of one man's hat. It begins when an old man puts on his hat to go for a walk. The wind scoops his hat off and it flies away. Next, a spider finds it and decides to build its web in it. From here, the hat is taken over by a mouse, then a farmer finds it, and a scarecrow wears it. The hat travels in and out of the hands of a number of different characters until finally it ends up right in front of the old man
A man loses his hat to the wind and it is quickly inhabited by a spider. Then a mouse scares the spider away. Then a farmer picks up the hat for his scarecrow...and so on and so forth until the hat finds its' way back to the original owner.
Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
Written as a story in rhyme and complete with sound effects, this is the story of one hat’s journey home after being blown from the head of it’s owner.

Way too young for the K-5 group. And I could not get the rhtyhm of this rhyme book. Interesting to follow the hat's journey, but I wasn't that entralled by the book in general.
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Nancy Van Laan was born in Baton Rouge, La. Her father was a colonel in the US Air Force, and the family moved frequently as Van Laan was growing up. She began making up stories to pass the time on long car trips. Although Van Laan had a learning disability, she loved to read. She began drawing and writing poetry as a child and enjoyed illustrating her own stories. Van Laan also loved ballet and b ...more
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