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How the Trollusk Got His Hat Hardcover – February 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Merrigold Press; First edition edition (February 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307110249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307110244
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Your children will love this story.
caillte-inion
It's just nice to see characters that make good choices, even when those choices lead to a less than easy path.
Call of Kthalia
I just LOVE this quirky little book with fun story line and amusing illustrations!
L. Smith

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shevi on September 12, 2008
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How the Trollusk Got His Hat tells the story of a Trollusk who leaves his monster-land to our world in search of the owner of a hat.

The Trollusk is a very thoughtful monster, but everywhere he goes people are frightened of his appearance, making the Trollusk's task unnecessarily difficult. But still the Trollusk perseveres. Eventually he returns the hat to its owner, Reggie, and Reggie and the Trollusk become good friends.

The story is very simple and very sweet, with a huge helping of humor thrown in. What makes this one of Mercer Mayer's best, however, is the complexity of the drawings. For this isn't just the tale of the Trollusk. Behind him in the various scenes are numerous other stories, like the story of the girl and her mother, and of the Trollusk's mouse friend, and the hot air balloon.

This is a book children will want to read over and over, and parents won't mind in the least, because each time they too will discover something new.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 2002
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A relatively pointless plot, involving the Trollusk's quest to recover his lost "squeezle-skin" hat, is perfect for holding the attention of the pre-reader and serves as pretext for the delightful illustrative wit of Mercer Mayer. Once upon a time I read this story to my oldest child so often that I could just turn the pages and he would provide the text from memory, a great prelude to reading. Even so, the story takes a back seat to Mayer's wonderful illustrations. The adult reader begins to notice all the visual references to "Island Joe" and wonders -- who is Island Joe? What is his story? Can I get an Island Joe franchise? It's all great fun.
Today, my oldest is 24 and I have squirreled away two copies of this book -- one for him to read to his children some day, and one for grandpa to read to them when they come to visit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stigabre on March 7, 2013
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My daughter only likes Little Critter and whenever I try to read her a different one, she says: "No, I want my favorite - Little Critter!" This time when I showed her this one, she stopped in the middle of the sentence and said "Let's read Little Critter after we read this book."
She loved it. I loved it just as much. The story is full of humor and funny labels in the pictures. I especially like the labels at the bus stop: " NO standing, no sitting, no eating, no nothing" It shows how restrictive our society is. And an answer to the question towards the end of the book about how we like the book so far :) a hidden message by Mercer Mayer - the answer is A LOT :) Thanks for a fun, colorful, enjoyable book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Smith on January 15, 2007
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I just LOVE this quirky little book with fun story line and amusing illustrations! Each page has tons of innocuous and incongruous little details for my Grandkids (of all ages) to point out and snicker at! I even read it for fun sometimes by myself. You really should try this delightful tale!
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"How the Trollusk Got His Hat" was one of my all-time favorite books as a child. I had looked in bookstores for a while before I checked it out on the internet and realized the book is out of publication. So, I grabbed a used copy online and I am quite pleased with it.

The story is sweet, but I wouldn't call it saccharine-sweet. It has morals, but isn't too pushy about them. It's just nice to see characters that make good choices, even when those choices lead to a less than easy path.

Then there are the pictures, oh, the pictures are a story (or three) in and of themselves! As a child I could look at each page forever, taking in all the little details. Today I can do the same thing and I understand more than I did before, which gave me a few chuckles.

If you loved it as a kid, you will love it today. Get it for yourself, or pick up a copy for the kiddo in your life and share one of the good things from your childhood.
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More About the Author

MERCER MAYER began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966, and since that time, he has published over 300 titles. Open almost any of the award-winning author/illustrator's books, and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters.

"Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid," says Mercer. "Now that I'm a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always help remind me of what it was like."

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mercer Mayer spent his childhood hunting lizards and snakes in the swamps near his home. During his teenage years, he attended the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He later received additional training at the Art Students League in New York City. Upon completion of his studies, he set out with pen and ink to write and illustrate a collection of children's books, reflecting many of the adventures he experienced as a child.

In 2007, Mr. Mayer was commissioned by Laura Bush to create the artwork used for the National Book Festival held on September 29 on the National Mall. He was an honored guest to the event, giving a demonstration and autographing hundreds of books for fans who attended.