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publisher: Pajama Press Inc.

Hat On, Hat Off

by Theo Heras, illustrated by Renne Benoit

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clothing & dress, daily activities, siblings
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list price: $15.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2016
ISBN:9781927485347
publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
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It’s time for this little one to go out. But which hat will he choose? Red hat, blue hat, striped hat, penguin hat, teddy bear hat? Once that decision is made, that hat just doesn’t stay on, while shoes are tied and jacket is buttoned. One more visit to the potty. And once this child is in the stroller at last, will that hat be on his head?

Toddlers will delight in choosing their own hats after they see this charming story. A simple, rhythmic text that reflects the everyday challenge of getting a toddler ready to go out. Written by Theo Heras and Illustrated with gentle humor by Renné Benoit.

About the Authors
Theo Heras is a performer, speaker, book reviewer, and a children’s librarian. Passionate about literature and programming for babies and toddlers, Theo published the picture book Hat On, Hat Off in 2016 to wide critical acclaim. She has also recorded two albums: What Will We Do with the Baby-o?, and Seashell, Sing a Song to Me. Theo lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Renné Benoit is the award-winning illustrator of more than 15 books for children. She has won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children's Literature for Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion; the OLA Silver Birch Express Award for The Secret of the Village Fool; and the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize for Fraser Bear and Goodbye to Griffith Street. Big City Bees was nominated for the Governor General's Award. Renné lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
1 to 3
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Commended, Jbrary "2017 Favourite Storytime Picture Books" selection
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selection
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection
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About Hat On, Hat Off

2017 Jbrary "2017 Favourite Storytime Picture Books" selection

2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selection

2016 Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection

"...Staccato phrases are extended by the charming watercolor-and-digital illustrations that bleed off the page, creating an intimate, up-close effect. Soft colors and background patterns of knitted yarn (which only adults will notice) add a cozy feeling to the text pages. Heavyweight paper and rounded corners will help little hands to turn the pages easily. A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details."—Kirkus Reviews

"Heras and Benoit tell a story that every parent will relate to, using toddler-friendly language and soft watercolor illustrations. The patterns of each hat are subtly woven into the narrative as a backdrop to many of the pages that contain text. VERDICT Recounting the delights and trials of toddlerhood, this charming offering makes for a fun read-aloud to share one-on-one or with a small group."—School Library Journal

"The simple and repetitive language used throughout the book works well for children who are just learning to speak...The illustrations do a great job of giving visual cues for children to follow along with. Overall, Hat On, Hat Off is a lovely little book for young children and parents."—CM Magazine

"Hat On, Hat Off is a wonderful read-a-loud title for young children that should be incorporated into library and classroom collections without hesitation."—Resource Links

"Renné Benoit's softly hued, realistic watercolour illustrations extend Theo Heras's simple, conversational text....The book's design is very appealing to little hands, with a soft padded cover, and rounded corners. Infinitely relatable, Hat On, Hat Off is a warm, slice-of-life adventure that is perfect for sharing."—National Reading Campaign

"Theo Heras uses spare and simple language to tell a story that toddlers and preschoolers (and certainly their parents and caregivers) are sure to recognize....From the assortment of fun and funky hats piled up in a basket to the facial expressions of the toddler in question, [Renné] Benoit demonstrates an eye for details that matter."—Canadian Children's Book News

"Theo Heras' text is not complex but that makes it easy to follow for those for whom Hat On, Hat Off is written, and the book is appropriately packaged for them: small size with padded hardcover, thick paper and rounded corners. Young children will...especially be hooked by Renné Benoit's endearing illustrations....[A] joyful experience of style and taste and childish amusement."—CanLit for LittleCanadians

"All libraries [should buy this book]"—Youth Services Book Review

 

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