Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Hat by Jan Brett

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

In this adorable story we meet Hedgie the hedgehog and his array of farm animal friends. Hedgie finds himself in a predicament when a stocking gets stuck on his head. All his friends are laughing at him and he begins to feel sorry for himself. Little does he know that his friends think he is pretty wise in preparing for winter.

Positives: A simple and cute story for young ones. I can’t tell you the number of times I read this book to my kids in their younger years! The illustrations are beautiful as well.
Negatives: None
Talking Points: At the end of the book, the little girl, Lisa says, “You ridiculous little hedgehog…Don’t you know that animals don’t wear clothes!” Talk about how God wonderfully prepares animals for each season so they don’t need clothes like we do. Colossians 1:17 talks about Jesus holding creation together, He is the sustainer of all life.
Age Level: 2-5 years old

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