When Bartholomew visits town one day, selling cranberries at the market for his parents, the King's procession screeches to a halt in front of him; King Derwin then leans out of his coach, demanding to know why Bartholomew hasn't respectfully removed his hat. "But, Sire, my hat is off." He shows the king the hat in his hands that he's just doffed, but sure enough, another identical one sits atop his head. He takes that hat off only to reveal another... and another, and another, and another. Poor Bartholomew goes through 45 hats, then 136, then 233, as the angry king calls in every expert in the kingdom, from Sir Snipps the haberdasher to the Father of the Father of Nadd. In the end, Bartholomew barely gets away with his head (forget about the hats!), as Seuss spins this weird and wacky tale, a strange thing that "just happened to happen and was not very likely to happen again." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes
Good book, I read to my granddaughter and we both enjoyed it. Book was in excellent condition.Published 2 months ago by Linda Rice
Wonderful book. I got it for my grandson's teacher. It was new as advertised and the price was just right.Published 4 months ago by Allen R. Greene
I have loved this story since childhood and wanted to share it with my son. The update for kindle keyboard has taken the enjoyment out of the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Hage
This story is always good. Quality was fine. more intense color would have been appreciated though. Glad to have these classic stories reprinted.Published 5 months ago by Carol Hurly
An old classic that I used every year with my K-1 students.
TThey have always loved it and we always made hats after the initial reading.
A fun book about showing respect and continuing to try again and again, even when you fail. Wonderful illustrations of village life and people.Published 7 months ago by Spirit Song Listener