Monday, November 24, 2008
The Hat by: Jan Brett - Illustrator Study
Jan Brett's bright and luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are covered in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the story begins. Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline and Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in it; he tries to pull it out, but it gets stuck. A mother hen comes, then a goose, a cat, a dog, etc. All of these animals laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he is wearing a hat. But at the end of the book, Hedgie gets the last laugh. I would definitely recommend The Hat as a good read for children around 1st grade.