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 Pecos Bill invents the ten-gallon hat
 Author: Strauss, Kevin

 Illustrator: Harrington, David

 Publisher:  Pelican
 Pub Year: 2012

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 860434 ISBN: 9781455615025
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Pecos Bill (Legendary character) -- Fiction
 Tall tales
 Cowboys -- Fiction
 Hats -- Fiction
 Texas -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Legendary cowboy Pecos Bill invents the ten-gallon hat after trying several different and unusual ways to protect his head from the hot Texas sun.


Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (07/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2012 Gr 1–5—Noted inventor and all-around "smart as a whip" Pecos Bill has a problem: the hot sun. While escaping the heat under a tree, he gets an idea. Since the tree is far from the cattle, he'll just move it closer so they can all share the shade. Unfortunately, this has undesirable results for the cattle. Never one to admit defeat, Pecos Bill cuts off a large, leafy branch and ties it to himself. But this limits his ability to walk through doors. While observing a baseball game, he gets another bright idea, but that doesn't work out either. Neither does a fireman's helmet. Later that night, with a little imagination and some help from his trusty horse, Bill invents the first 10-gallon hat to great acclaim. Bright, bold illustrations save this silly tale, featuring a favorite over-the-top folk hero. Depictions of exaggerated facial expressions and the cowboy's ridiculous actions offer laugh-out-loud moments, but the text is somewhat disconnected, moving from yarn to tall tale. The final page presents a list of cowboy gear that is not pertinent to the story. Children may enjoy searching for the armadillo and lizard on each page but will most likely skip a second read. An optional purchase.—C.J. Connor, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, KY - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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