HALLOWEEN HATS by Elizabeth Winthrop

HALLOWEEN HATS

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

A group of neighborhood children set off for a night of Halloween fun in this holiday offering from Winthrop (Dumpy La Rue, 2001, etc.). The rhyming text focuses on the hats that the trick-or-treaters wear with their costumes, from the common (a pointed witch’s hat) to the unusual (a football helmet with attached antennae for a ladybug costume). “Hats with feathers, / hats with ears, / hats to wave when someone cheers.” The frolicking children all troop off to an evening party at their school, where they are greeted by a smiling witch (the principal?). Then they play a circle game, tossing their hats into the air and exchanging headgear for a new look to their costumes. Truesdell’s watercolor-and-ink illustrations are chock full of humorous details, with grinning children, clever costumes, and nothing at all spooky for those who like their Halloweens wholesome. The illustrations are rather small for sharing with a group, but the bouncy text and wild variety of hats will be a treat in any Halloween story hour, especially with a collection of the creative chapeaux as props. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2002
ISBN: 0-8050-6386-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2002




MORE BY ELIZABETH WINTHROP

ChildrenMAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY by Elizabeth Winthrop
by Elizabeth Winthrop
ChildrenTHE FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING by Elizabeth Winthrop
by Elizabeth Winthrop
ChildrenCOUNTING ON GRACE by Elizabeth Winthrop
by Elizabeth Winthrop

MORE BY SUE TRUESDELL

ChildrenA MOOSE THAT SAYS MOO by Jennifer Hamburg
by Jennifer Hamburg
ChildrenCHICKEN SAID, “CLUCK!” by Judyann Ackerman Grant
by Judyann Ackerman Grant
ChildrenALIEN BRAIN FRYOUT by Barbara M. Joosse
by Barbara M. Joosse

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenJUST SAY BOO! by Susan Hood
by Susan Hood
ChildrenFIVE LITTLE MONKEYS TRICK-OR-TREAT by Eileen Christelow
by Eileen Christelow
ChildrenMONSTER NEEDS A COSTUME by Paul Czajak
by Paul Czajak