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Which hat is that?
Hines, Anna Grossnickle.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A mouse tries on many kinds of hats and becomes a firefighter, gardener, chef, teaparty hostess, and space traveler.
General Note:
A companion book to Whose shoes? by Anna Grossnickle Hines and illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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A spunky mouse plays make-believe with a wonderful assortment of hats--there's her flippy-floppy gardening hat, her spiffy spotless chef's hat, her fancy flowery tea-party hat, her shiny bright-red firefighter hat, and her zippy twirly space hat.
The little mouse's imagination runs wild with them all, but only one is her favorite. Which hat is that? Take a guess, then flip the flap to find out!

Author Notes

Anna Grossnickle Hines was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 13, 1946. She studied art at San Fernando Valley State College. She received a B.A. in human development and an elementary teaching credential from Pacific Oaks College in 1974 and a M.A in 1978.

Her first book, Taste the Raindrops, was published in 1983. She has written and/or illustrated more than 60 books including Come to the Meadow, Maybe a Band-Aid Will Help, Remember the Butterflies, Flying Firefighters, and What Joe Saw. Both Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti and Grandma Gets Grumpy were given Children's Choice Awards by the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS. There's some flip-the-flap fun for little ones in a book that is also a simple guessing game. The cute little mouse who narrates this story wears all sorts of hats. When she wears a flippy-floppy hat, she plants and weeds. What kind of hat is that? And what about her tall, puffy white hat? The clues are found in both the text and the pictures; she holds flour, sugar, and milk in her hands. Set against white backgrounds, the scenes of the adorable mouse cavorting in the kitchen or getting ready for a tea party have immediate appeal. The answer to what sort of hat she is wearing always appears when a flap on the right-hand page of the spread is lifted. Try this for toddler story hours, where children will be vying to answer the question, "Which hat is that?" --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

The mouse heroine of Whose Shoes? now raids the hat rack in Which Hat Is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines, illus. by LeUyen Pham. "When I wear a flippy-floppy hat,/ I dig, plant a seed,/ and weed, weed, weed./ Which hat is that?" Readers turn the flap to find the answer ("My gardening hat!"). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-This amusing flip-the-flap book describes different types of hats and the occasions on which they might be worn. Hines then asks readers to guess which hat is being described. For example, "When I wear a flippy-floppy hat,/I dig, plant a seed,/and weed, weed, weed./Which hat is that?" Opening the flap reveals a mouse wearing a gardening hat. Four other hats are included. The playful watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations show mice wearing the various types of headgear and engaging in related activities. Perfect for toddler storytimes.-Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.