Author/Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Harper and Row
Publication Year: 1966
Brief Summary: When Jennie receives a new hat from her aunt, she finds different ways to decorate it.
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Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Text-to-self connections: Have you ever received a present that was not quite what you wished for? How did you react?
- Art — give children templates of plain hats — or have them bring in an inexpensive straw hat — and different fabric pieces, plastic jewels, buttons, flower petals, etc. to decorate with. Have a hat parade. Can use during Easter.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library