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Madeline and the Bad Hat Hardcover – March 8, 1957
The Battle of the Vegetables
Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Hardcover
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Ludwin Bemeumans wrote over forty children's books. His illustrations can be found in many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musee National d'Art of Paris.
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Ludwig Bemelmans was actually born in 1898 in that part of the Tyrol which is now known as Merano, Italy, and came to the United States in 1914. A painter and illustrator, Bemelmans contributed covers to "The New Yorker," and also started writing fiction. His first children's book, "Hansi," was published in 1934. A world traveler and true cosmopolite, Bemelmans wrote and illustrated "Madeline" in 1939 but had trouble finding a publisher because most editors felt that despite its humorous verse and simple artwork the book was too sophisticated for children (Soon & Schuster originally published the book, although the rest of the series would be published by Viking, Bemelmans usual publisher). Bemelmans named his most popular creation for his wife, Madeleine Freund, whom he had married in 1935. They had a daughter named Barbara, who would provide inspiration for some of the Madeline books.
Thinking that this book was originally written and published in France is a reasonable conclusion given all of the Paris scenes Bemelmans pictures in his book.Read more ›
This book is not just for little girls. Boys can enjoy the story as well.
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I'd recommend this book for new mothers and small children alike!
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A perfect gift for any little girl...my granddaughter loves this story almost as much as I did at her age.Published 9 days ago by Sandra Edwards
Great Book that is timeless. My niece just turned 2 and she loves this book; as did I when I was little.Published 10 days ago by thomp777
We just love this book and the fun rhymes. We've given this as a gift many times as well.Published 10 days ago by Melissa B.
We love this book. Pepito is a naughty little boy looking for attention, who eventually learns his lesson. Madeline demostrates tolerance and forgiveness. What a cute classic!Published 13 days ago by Kelly M Pontes
(The story is of course great, but...) This book is huge! 12" tall. Too tall for a normal bookshelf.Published 15 days ago by S. Madsen
At first my daughter (21 months at the time) would pick the book to be read to her because it was one of the largest books on the shelf (and stood out to her). Read morePublished 1 month ago by BluBtrfly