book review: TEN HATS

 

Ten Hats
By:  Carolyn Mott Ford   Illustrated by:  Jack Gordon
Published by: E & E Publishing Date:  2009
ISBN-10:  0979160626
Price:  $15.95
Ages:   3-6
Rating:  4 1/2 stars (1-5)
Reviewed by:  Kris Quinn Christopherson
Synopsis:  An illustrated picture book that counts down through the various ‘hats’ people wear in their professions, Ten Hats confirms to children that they have choices in life. They will enjoy discovering who might be wearing the hats. 
Overall thoughts:  Children love to guess and love to see animals doing things that humans do.  This fun picture book allows children to do both.  The illustrations are charming, and the prose is appropriately repetitive for a pleasurable reading experience for younger readers.  Readers will find themselves giggling at the animals, and will probably not realize they are also learning counting skills. The delightful guessing and finding out about careers concludes with an inspiring message for children, for anyone. 
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