Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Broad, lively . . . will have children demanding repeated reading and completing each verse at top volume."--Kirkus Reviews
"Charming."--The New York Times Book Review
"A glorious visual meditation on light, color and home for even the smallest child and artist."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"It's Tusa's portrait of the ideal childhood, liberated from the tyranny of schedules and achievement....inward-turned imaginers will recognize themselves."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"Like a swing on an autumn day, this gentle, contemplative title invites viewers to escape and soar."and#8212;Booklist
With irresistible rhyming language and bright illustrations, this perfect read-aloud by acclaimed author Fox will weave its way into kids hearts. Full color.
Mem Fox makes magic in this dynamic read-aloud about a hat with extraordinary powers.
Aand#160;girl travels through an imaginative world of colors by way of a swing.
Swing high into the sky and explore a world full of earthy and elegant colors with the girl in this story as she experiences nature with a twist of her imagination.and#160;After sheand#8217;s ventured far away, she floats gently back down and heads home, where her mother is waiting.
Tricia Tusaand#8217;s lyrical story and rich, sweeping art createand#160;a stylish swirl of charm and adventure, perfect for anyone whoand#8217;s ever sat on a swing and daydreamed.
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.