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Hetty's 100 Hats Hardcover – July 25, 2005

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PreSchool-Grade 2–Hetty starts a hat collection and sets herself a lofty goal: She wasn't sure how many 100 was, but she thought it sounded very important. In her determined hunt for things to put on her head, she creatively improvises with fourteen extraordinary household hats including a fruit bowl and colander. Friends and family hear about her quest and send her exotic hats from around the world. Community workers, a fashion designer, and retirement-home residents all contribute to her collection as well. Children will pore over Dodd's bright, cartoon drawings and enjoy identifying and counting the wide variety of headgear that appears on each page. The 100th entry comes in the form of a letter with instructions on how to make a newspaper hat. Pair this title with Marthe Jocelyn's Hannah's Collections (Dutton, 2000) to inspire young hobbyists.–Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
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About the Author

Janet Slingsby has written, edited and produced many books for both children and adults. Janet's love of language began in childhood, earned her advanced degrees in English Literature at Sussex University, England, and has led to a lifetime's career in book publishing

Emma Dodd graduated in graphic design and illustration from Central St. Martin's School of Art in London, England. Since then, she has been working full-time as an illustrator. She has illustrated many children’s picture books and likes to mix her traditional drawing skills with digitally applied color.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Good Books (July 25, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561484563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561484560
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,889,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nia VINE VOICE on October 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A little girl with an enormous taste for hats, sets out to create a collection of 100 hats. Soon her family recruits the help of every one they can find to add to her growing collection. She receives hats from around the world and wonderful stories to go with them. But she only ends up with 99. See how she gets the last hat and how you have it too!
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By Meems on March 13, 2013
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Fun way for a kid to get a concept of what 100 of something is. "Hetty" wants to have a collection of hats so its about her quest for finding so many.
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