Perfect Picture Books: My Sparkly Red Hat
And, if I may be so bold as to add a little something here to us PPB bloggers: On "E" day in the A to Z, Peggy Eddleman entitled her post: E is for Enabling Email. She gave step by step instructions (only for Blogger, I think) for enabling the blog owner to respond to a comment via email rather than as a reply in the comment thread. I LOVE this. Personally, as a blogger I find it a faster way to respond to commenters on this site and as a commenter on blogs, I like the email response because then I know the blogger has taken the time to read my comment. I'd encourage us all to read her post- it's really simple and very helpful. That's if for public service announcements today. :)
And so, without any further hesitation, here is my book for this week: My Sparkly Red Hat.
Title: My Sparkly Red Hat
Written and Illustrated by: David Sim
Publisher: Piggy Toes Press, 2005
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Themes/Topics: colors, animals, sharing
Opening: "I've lost my hat," said Matt. "You can have my glittery blue hat," said Elly
Brief Synopsis: Matt has lost his hat. All of his friends offer him their hats, but none of them are quite right.
Links to resources: I actually had to do a project with my son's kindergarten class two years ago which involved reading a story and then making a craft. I read this story and we all made our own sparkly red hats. It was really fun and perfect for five year olds.
Why I chose this book: In truth, I've been looking at this book, walking away, coming back, walking away again, and finally decided to include it here. It's simplicity and sparkly colorful hats are what have kept my own kids coming back to it constantly, and that makes it perfect!