This is another winter gem book: The Hat by the beloved author of our favorite The Mitten book.
Jan Brett continues her style in this lovely story about a hedgehog who fought the convention!
The hedgehog was a brave maverick, who had turned the course of daily living of his fellow village animals.
Luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the adventure unfolds.
When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking gets stuck on his prickles – and the fun begins. A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful farm dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he's wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh. And where is Lisa when all of this is going on? She's in Jan Brett's signature borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.
Read The Hat book to find out more …
What is your favorite winter book? For more on winter hands-on fun, see here ☃️ Winter Inspired Unit Study.