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Author: Gravett, Emily
After buying one outrageous hat after another in an attempt to keep up with the latest fashions set by his teasing animal friends, Harbet the dog learns that true happiness comes from being yourself.
Kirkus Reviews (11/01/17)
School Library Journal (01/01/18)
The Hornbook (00/03/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 POPPreS-Gr 2—A sweet and simple book with a strong message about being yourself. Harbet the dog has a favorite hat that his Nana knitted for him. It is a perfect fit and keeps him cozy in the cold weather. Unfortunately, the rest of the Harbet's friends find his cap to be passé and make it well known that it is an old one. So, the pup sets out to find the perfect new hat. Many of them make him happy with their outlandish style and special features. But none of them seem to please his friends, who move on to the next trend at lightning speed. Finally, while sitting on a humongous pile of discarded new hats, Harbet decides to ditch headgear all together and go out into the world as his fabulous self (keeping his original old hat for the winter months, of course)! His friends try, but they cannot outshine Harbet as his true self. VERDICT With its vibrant watercolor illustrations and witty storytelling style, this book is sure to please a wide variety of children. Its message of self love makes it a must-buy for any library collection.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.