Perfect Picture Book Friday! Do You Have a Hat? by Eileen Spinelli

19 Dec

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Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of โ€œperfectโ€ picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because, as an avid collector of hats, I think this book is awesome!

doyouhaveDo You Have a Hat?
By Eileen Spinelli

Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio

40 pages – ages PreK+

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 1, 2004

Theme/Topic- Famous People

Genre-ย Historical Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening โ€“ โ€œDo YOU have a hat? Something fuzzy, warm, and red, to keep the snowflakes off your head?โ€œ

Synopsis โ€“ From Inside cover:

A fancy hat. A hat that’s plain.
A hat for keeping off the rain.
A glowing hat. A hat with fruit.
A hat for that new dress or suit.
All herein have hats, it’s true —
fantastic, magnificent hats!
Do you?
What do Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, Russian-American composer Igor Stravinsky, South American entertainer Carmen Miranda, African-American cowboy Nat Love, and President Abraham Lincoln have in common?
HATS! Unique, distinctive, wonderful hats! And this bright and cheerful picture book from best-selling author Eileen Spinelli and colorful newcomer Geraldo Valรฉrio will have you thinking twice before going outside without yours!

Why Iย liked this book-ย I love hats. There. I said it. Happy? I collect hats of all types. So, learning about famous people and their hats, to me, is just plain awesomeness. Mrs. Spinelli has written a fun factual story that makes you want to smile. I loved reading about the famous people and what hats they wore. The illustrations are warm and are full of things in the fore- and background that catches your eye. Plus, this is a good time of year to talk about hats. For those in the Northern Hemisphere – hats that keep you warm. For those in the Southern Hemisphere – hats that keep the sun off! This is a perfect book for young kids (and old kids)! Mrs. Spinelli is a master of picture books!

Activities and Resources-

The Deep Space Sparkle website has a greatย  art lesson/activity plan to go along with this book – click HERE to go to it.

I think a cool activity would be to learn more about the people with hats shown in Mrs. Spinelli’s book. Just pick one that is mentioned and research more about them.

Another activity would be to gather a bunch of hats and have one kid pick out a hat for another kid and they have to act like the person who would be wearing the hat. Can you guess who I am?

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35 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book Friday! Do You Have a Hat? by Eileen Spinelli”

  1. The Story Reading Ape December 19, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    READERS – why not sign up for Erik and Felicia’s newsletter, to be informed of when their monthly Vlog goes live and stay up to date on their future guests. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Gale A. Molinari December 19, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    Reblogged this on galesmind.

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  3. jama December 19, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    I love hats too — and Eileen’s books are always a treat. Nice review, Pirate Boy! *off to watch your new vlog* . . .

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  4. macjam47 December 19, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    I love the cover! It is really bright and eye-catching!

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  5. LovableLobo December 19, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Super interview with Mr. Phelan! You two really did hunt him down. Hats off to you, SuperKid, for the great book review and for the interview!

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  6. Joanna December 19, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    I have interviewed Matt but I haven’t met him. That is so cool. I have always loved and worn hats, I must so get this book. Cheers.

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  7. Michelle Isenhoff December 19, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I’ve noticed your interest in hats. That’s a fun quirk to be able to claim. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Makes life more interesting to have a quirk or two. And it’s great for Halloween. Eileen Spinelli–always a good pick. Of to watch the new episode…

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 28, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks Mrs. Isenhoff! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like my quirks. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mrs. Spinelli is great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Patricia Tilton December 19, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Love that cover! It begs to be taken home. Such a great theme for a book! Fun and quirky. Love it!

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  9. Darlene December 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Great little book. You look good in hats so Iยดm not surprised you picked this book.

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  10. Genevieve Petrillo December 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    Great picture, E. When you choose a hat, you don’t go halfway! Way to go for it!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  11. readingwithrhythm December 20, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    Oh! That Ms Spinelli is a wonder indeed!!! Hats! I can’t say that I love them, but I sure have quite a collection of them! And I like when other folks are wearing them! You look right nice in your hats Erik! I’ll have to check this book out! Thanks!

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  12. julie rowan zoch December 20, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Glad you know what a good head is for! Haha! Must get this book!

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  13. stanleyandkatrina December 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    This is a great book of Mrs.Spinelli’s. Nice activities to go along with it, and what a picture that is of you with your hat. Try not to run into any more doors, Erik! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

      No problem, S&K! I’ll try not to run into anymore. No promises, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is a great book! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. heylookawriterfellow December 22, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    You and your sister are stars! And I dig your interview Fedora!

    I’m signin’ up!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

      Um… Felicia’s not my sister (even though she and Josie look similar). She’s just a friend of mine who also blogs (and loves books). ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for signing up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Erika Weibel December 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    dear Erik, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, the write chats are a lot of fun, congratulations on that ,also……Hope you have great day and the best year ahead…..Happy 13th Birthday, Love MomMum

    Sent from my iPad

    >

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  16. Lynn November 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    Pirate Erik, I love your “parrot”. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have a daughter or two who enjoy hats.

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