Synopses & Reviews
In a three-story house with a shop down below,
lived the worlds finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau.
Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined.
Brilliantly singular. One of a kind.
So begins the tale of a lonely hat maker who matches customers to the perfect hat but lacks her own perfect match in life. Once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. Mon dieu! As she chases the crow through the streets of Paris, a baker, a policeman, a cowboy, and others offer her their own hats to wear. None of them are quite right, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat andquot;knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish.andquot;
From the bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer comes this delightful and very stylish story about love, community, and friendship, with some fancy hats thrown in for good measure.
Praise for Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
andquot;Beaty carries the bounces and lilts to the very last page. Robertsand#39; colorful, exaggerated hats (many of which are modeled on real designs) whimsically adorn the multicultural Parisian public.andquot;
"Broad, lively . . . will have children demanding repeated reading and completing each verse at top volume."--Kirkus Reviews
"Charming."--The New York Times Book Review
andquot;Entirely in step with the buoyancy of Beatyand#39;s rhymes, Roberts revels in filling the streets of Paris with multiculturally modish figures wearing couture ensembles, topped off (quite literally) by gloriously elaborate headpieces.andquot;
One fine day, from out of town--and without any warning at all--a magic hat appears in the sky. It tumbles and bounces through the air and makes magic wherever it lands. Everyone is delighted as, one by one, the townspeople are transformed into giant playful animals. And then a wizard arrives. . . .
With irresistible rhyming language and bright, whimsical illustrations, this perfect read-aloud by internationally acclaimed author Mem Fox will weave its way into the hearts of young children everywhere.
One day, without warning, a magic hat drops into town from the sky, delighting the townspeople who, one by one, are transformed into giant playful animals by the hat's magic. Then a wizard arrives looking for his hat. With whimsical full-color illustrations and rhyming language, this book makes an ideal read-along.
Mem Fox makes magic in this dynamic read-aloud about a hat with extraordinary powers.
About the Author
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,andnbsp;Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou;andnbsp;The Magic Hatandnbsp;by Mem Fox; The End of the Beginning by Avi; and her own Follow Me.