The Hat Board Book by Jan Brett
  

The Hat Board Book

Written by Jan Brett
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Hat Board Book by Jan Brett

The Publishers Weekly bestseller, Brett's heartwarming story of Hedgie the hedgehog's misadventures has become a family favorite. Like its companion book The Mitten, The Hat is now available as a board book to share with young children. Full-color illustrations.

Reviews

A clever and appealing picture book . . . . Brett's illustrations are done in her trademark style of highly detailed depictions of her characters and a creative use of borders. . . . The pictures, story, and subject matter make this a natural for sharing aloud. --School Library Journal

About the Author

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real. As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain, she says. I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting. Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books.

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Format

Book

Author

Jan Brett
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Publisher

G P Putnam's Sons an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

1st May 2003

ISBN

9780399234613


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