I Had Ten Hats

Holiday House. (I Like to Read). Jul. 2021. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780823448593.
PreS-K–A little raccoon, in peaceful pastel watercolors, has 10 hats: each for a different season or activity. Every page is its own vignette, where the little raccoon shows the reader their rain and snow and sun hats; bike, baseball, construction, and fireman helmets; and soft hats for art, sleeping, and being silly (in an oversized cat hat). But when the little raccoon stacks up all 10 hats at once and a gust of wind sends them flying, readers are invited to help the animal spot them all hanging in a tree, in the water, and on forest friends’ heads. The story is told in just 22 words that often rhyme.
VERDICT Gentle and whimsical, this is an easy reader that feels like a picture book, which makes it a valuable transition text for emerging readers.

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