From School Library Journal
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 childrens picture books and likes to mix her traditional drawing skills with digitally applied color.