A boy had a mother who bought him a hat / by Karla Kuskin ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fosston Public Library||E K (Text)||33500011060076||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||E K (Text)||33500011060068||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780060753306
- ISBN: 0060753307
- ISBN: 0060753315
- Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| After a boy's mother buys him a hat, she buys him a mouse, shoes, boots, skis, mask, cello, and an elephant--none of which he is ever without.
|Target Audience Note:|| Interest age level: Ages 3-8.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 February #2
When it was first published, in 1976, this poetic romp featured Kuskin's own illustrations. This new edition showcases the late poet's mastery of verse and her acute awareness of both children's senses of humor and the value they place on special belongings. As a young boy receives increasingly silly gifts from his mother, he insists on using them simultaneously and is soon sporting not only a hat but also fancy shoes, fireman boots, skis, and a Halloween mask, all while cavorting around in the snow on the back of an elephant, carrying a mouse in a house, and playing a cello. Hawkes' pictures lack the energy of the text, but they are skillfully executed and include some hidden surprises. As the gifts accumulate, so will the giggles: just see if you can make it through the cumulative rhyme in one breath without cracking up! The adventure comes full circle when the time comes for the little boy to replace his well-loved and well-worn hat, just as the time has also come for this bundle of fun to find a new life in its updated edition. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Mother and child > Fiction.
Mother and child > Juvenile fiction.
|Genre:||Stories in rhyme.