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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award
June 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017
In glorious illustrations about hats of all kinds Emily Gravett makes a deliciously simple joke about the folly of following fashion and the desirability of just being yourself. Harbet has a lovely warm hat which was knitted for him by his Nana. He feels good wearing it but when the others see it they all laugh at it for being Old Hat! Harbet tries to keep up with the changing fashions but he soon realises that he must be himself and adopt a ‘no hat’ policy! Suddenly, Harbet is the trend setter as no one can keep up with him!
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2017
Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare
Adventures of John Blake, The: Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean by Axel Scheffler
Maisy Goes to the Bookshop by Lucy Cousins
Tender Earth by Sita Brahmachari
Old Hat by Emily Gravett
The Cow Who Fell to Earth by Nadia Shireen
Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little. Harbet likes his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep jeering at him - OLD HAT! OLD HAT! No matter what headwear he buys - be it a towering fruit platter hat, an old-boot-on-the-head hat or a brightly lit traffic cone hat, Harbet cannot keep up with the latest fashions. As soon as he gets a brand new hat it is already an ...OLD HAT!
It seems that Harbet will never fit in. But when one day he decides to go his own way, Harbet discovers just how much more fun it is to stop following others and think for yourself.
Praise for Wolves:
we, too, have been swallowed up by the book Sunday Times
Quite superb! Books for Keeps
full of entertaining and scary stuff Guardian
|Publication date:||18th May 2017|
|Publisher:||Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
|Other Categories:||Books of the Year, UKLA 2018|
One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors. Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for ...More About Emily Gravett