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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I first heard this story when I was in first grade in the 1940s. I never forgot it and have given it as a gift many times before. Every book should have such a long life!Published 3 days ago by P. Webster-Scholten
This book arrived raggedy with the cover coming apart. It looked like the dog read it for its homework. Thank goodness all of the pages was still in the book.Published 1 month ago by Edith Richardson
I bought this book to read to my grandaughter because I'd read it to my Daughter 25 years ago.. It was one of her favorites and she made me read it over and over! Read morePublished 6 months ago by felice bellantoni