Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

Hooray for Hat!

Written by Brian Won

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September 2014 Debut of the Month Everyone knows what it feels like to be grumpy! But how can you stop it? When Elephant wakes up one morning he’s cross about everything. But then he gets given an unusual gift. With a funny hat on his head how can he go on being so cross? Elephant shares his present with all the other animals and soon everyone is happy!
A heart-warming animal story with some attractive animals in it.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Elephant is grumpy, but when he receives a present, it cheers him up. He wants to show his new hat to his friends Zebra, Turtle, Owl and Lion. Each animal is grumpy but they are all cheered up when they are given a layer from Elephant’s hat. This is a beautifully illustrated and sensitive story about friendship, sharing and dealing with moods. (Ages 2–5)
~ Andrea Rayner


Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

Elephant wakes up grumpy - until ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too - until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend.


Delightful...beautifully written and illustrated too. Read it Daddy! Blog A heart-warming animal story with some attractive animals in it. Lovereading - Debut of the month Great sense of colour... told well and in a beautiful manner. Bookbag Promotes sharing, celebrates friendship and loves a good hat. What's not to love? Picture Books Blogger - Sarah Yewman Colourful, sensitively written and beautifully illustrated. EYE

About the Author

Brian Won

Author and illustrator Brian Won is an artist, animator, and designer. Hooray for Hat! is his picture book debut. He lives with his family near Los Angeles, CA.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

28th August 2014




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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