TEMPLE, Jol & Kate (text) Jon Foye (illus.) I Got This Hat ABC, 2013 unpaged $24.99 ISBN 9780733332067 SCIS 1635956
We wear hats for many different reasons. This quirky book is all about wearing hats for fun in a simple yet effective tale, fabulously designed and brought to life through playful watercolour illustrations. Each double page spread has text on one side with a corresponding illustration on the other. The text looks handwritten in large, red block letters, declaring (almost shouting) e.g. ‘I got this hat in China’. On the opposing page a child peeks out from underneath the respective hat. But which hat will the child wear to bed?
I love the blurb, ‘If you enjoy wearing hats, you’ll enjoy this book. But please don’t wear it as a hat. It will fall off.’ This book could be the stimulus for much delightful play with hats – dress up hats, making hats and comparing funny hat stories. To add to the fun, there is a facebook page and book app available. See http://igotthishat.com. Recommended for preschoolers. SS