Jennie’s Hat: Ezra Jack Keats

Jennie’s Hat

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.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2004 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson

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

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