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.


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.


A lighthearted celebration of friendship and sharing --School Library Journal This lighthearted story revels in the small acts that make life better--cheers all around. --Kirkus Won explores the way a simple gift and a little attention from friends can have nearly magical healing properties. --Publisher's Weekly A tip of the hat to this buoyant debut. --Booklist

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: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

4th September 2014




Publisher Profile

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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