Cover image for Halloween hats
Title:
Halloween hats
Author:
Winthrop, Elizabeth.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
A rhyming celebration of hats, featuring all sorts of head-toppers that help create costumes for the Halloween parade.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 63543.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780805063868
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A romping, stomping Halloween extravaganza

"Hats for queens with diamonds bright,
hats for brides all dressed in white.
Hats for fancy race-car drivers,
hats with air for deep-sea divers."

It's Halloween night and the street is filled with every sort of character imaginable. But where are they going?

Come join the bats, witches, ghosts, and goblins as they march down the street to a great big Halloween party.

Full of fun and surprises, the bouncy rhythm and exuberant pictures will make readers want to pick up a hat and try something new.


Author Notes

Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. It isn't pumpkins or ghosts or candy that gives this Halloween rhyme its kick. It is hats--and illustrations with lots of verve. Double-page spreads explode with action and character as children rummage through boxes, trunks, and closets for just the right costume topper--feathery, horned, tall, pointy. Off go the kids to join up with other revelers who have spectacular chapeaus of their own: "hats with flaps, hats with braids, / hats for generals in parades." Funny details abound as the children make their way to school for a Halloween bash--where changing hats turns out to be the name of the game. The simple, catchy text makes for foot stompin' fun, and Halloween excitement crackles on every page. Stephanie Zvirin


Publisher's Weekly Review

Three grinning trick-or-treaters raid their attic for "floppy hats and sloppy hats/ silly hats and frilly hats," and emerge in improvised outfits. Outdoors, other children sport "Hats with flaps,/ hats with braids,/ hats for generals in parades." The free-for-all concludes with "a switching game": Everyone trades toques to "be someone new." Truesdell (How to Talk to Your Dog) sketches loose-limbed, leaping children in berets, crowns and turbans. Her breezy, clever drawings, reminiscent of Quentin Blake's, make hay with Winthrop's (Shoes) zippy couplets. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A group of exuberant neighborhood kids don their costumes, complete with the appropriate headgear, for trick-or-treating and other Halloween fun. From the silly, "Hats to cover up your toes (those are socks as everyone knows)" to the serious, "Hats to save you when you fall" (helmets), the text offers a rollicking list of toppers with whimsical illustrations to match. "Floppy hats and sloppy hats, silly hats and frilly hats. Flowered hats for bees to buzz in, fussy hats from someone's cousin." Some are more conventional, like crowns or pirate hats, while others, although shown in the illustrations, may require explanation: "Pinwheel hats and paper hats, tall black hats to wear with spats." Eventually the children are called to "Make a circle, shout your name, it's time to play a switching game," and the youngsters toss their hats in the air and catch a different one. Truesdell's ink-line and watercolor illustrations are reminiscent of the work of Quentin Blake or Jack Kent and are filled with amusing details.-Piper L. Nyman, Fairfield/Suisun Community Library, Fairfield, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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