THE HAT by Faith and John Hubley


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A tiresome, minimally fictionalized disarmament fable featuring two soldiers who look like rubbery brown blobs and patrol their respective sides of a national border in scenes straight from the film frames where they first appeared. At first when Dizzy's hat falls onto Dudley's side of the line, we sympathize with his desire to retrieve it, but after bearing his lectures on animal adaptation, the downfall of Greece, Rome and feudalism, and the stupidity of war and the bomb, we almost wish that Dudley (""with all due respect to your sea bass and dinosaurs, I still have my orders"") had stuck to his guns.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1974
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich