The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to respond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance.
This book made me chuckle just a little bit. The funny looking bear and the subsequent animals are drawn in a humorous style. Then you add in the humor of the bear looking for a hat, but not just any old hat, you get a laugh out loud, As you read along and find out the bear has been duped but did not even notice makes you want to giggle more.
I love the tongue and cheek style of this mostly picture book. It is a great first reader as there are few words but still with a tiny bit of difficulty. The book also has repetitive words which helps a young child learn to read faster.
This book won the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor seal of which I can see why. With its whimsical characters and cute story line, it certainly makes this book a winner.
Disclosure; I won a copy of this book in a contest. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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