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Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton on Board) Board book – October 11, 1984
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To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Blue Hat, Green Hat was one of her picks.
Although ostensibly about colors, this book is subtly about much more. Clothes are put on an elephant, a bear, a moose, and a turkey. As you can imagine, putting clothes on a turkey is a challenge. So the turkey always has the clothes on in some strange way (shirt around tail feathers but not on legs, hat on the feet, pants around head and chest, socks on front feathers, coat on beak, etc.). That is a wonderful way to teach you child the word "oops" and to associate doing something unusual with fun. What a great preparation for mistakes later in life!
All of the pictures are pretty silly, so you will engage your child's sense of the ridiculous. For example, the elephant, bear and moose are standing on their hands when wearing colored pants.
For help with learning the colors, each sequence has the colors in a different order. That makes learning a greater challenge and more interesting.
By sticking with few colors and many situations, the task of learning is made manageable for the child. Since the story is short, it also matches a child's attention span.
Overcome your misconception stall that young children are not ready for humor and book learning!
This wonderful book is special on many levels. First of all, it tickles a toddler's funny bone like no other...listen to your child yell, "Ooops!" and break up laughing. Definitely a plus right there. Then, it subtly teaches colors (the blue hat is indeed blue, the green hat is indeed green, and so forth). And finally, it shows the child that it's OK to make mistakes, and that learning such a huge task as dressing oneself can be hard even for roosters!
Along with every other Boynton book I've ever seen, this one's a keeper.
This book is AWESOME! I think the turkey is hilarious in this book, and my children do too. I know my children like this book for themselves, but I think they also like how excited I get when they pick this book for me to read to them.
Not only is this book witty, smart, and visually appealing, but it is educational as well. This book teaches colors, articles of clothing, and how NOT to dress! LOL! That can be VERY important!
This book is a MUST, as well as ANY book from Sandra Boynton!!!
Sandra Boynton's pictures are always adorable, and this book is no exception. The pictures are also very bold and bright. The story is told like the following: "Blue Hat, Green Hat, Read Hat, oops." Under each set of words is a picture of an animal wearing (or standing in) their hat. A wonderful book.
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My daughter loves the "La La La" book more than this one..from the same author...Published 2 days ago by Jorge
Fun book to read, and perfect size for little one to help turn the pages or chew on or carry around.Published 3 days ago by Malleybean
We love these board books! They are engaging, fun to read, and short, which is perfect for story time before bed. Amazon offers these books at s great price.Published 5 days ago by Chlobber
This is our second book by this author and my little ones love it.Published 9 days ago by Jeremy Coleman
Fun book with short sentences.
The turkey is silly.
My 2 year old loves saying "oops"
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Our 23 month old son LOVES this book. He laughs every time the hat is on the foot instead of the head and it says "OOPS! Read morePublished 17 days ago by AKH
Love Sandra Boynton books. Few words and great illustrations for reading to very young children with short attention span's.Published 18 days ago by Big Al