10 Ways to Explore a Book: Hooray for Hat

Hooray for Hat by Brian Won (Photo source: brianwon.com)

Hooray for Hat by Brian Won (Photo source: brianwon.com)

Earlier this summer I ordered a book that has quickly become a storytime favorite for sharing with both preschoolers and toddlers. Hooray for Hat (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) author/illustrator Brian Won offers a book experience that is successful in many ways.

  • The well-drawn, familiar animals are easy to recognize and identify which often increases the engagement of young readers,
  • The right amount of white space allows the book to be shared with larger groups or with young children,
  • The book’s concept, played out with expressive characters, addresses the emotional and social development of children and
  • The repeated text and vocabulary boost the early literacy skills of our storytime crowd
  • The story is fun and heart-warming.

I liked this book so much that I decided to add it to the collection of 10 Ways to Explore a Book posters I’ve been making for families. The other posters I’ve made can be found on our community’s early literacy site here.Explore Hat Book

Check out Brian’s site for other activity ideas that may be a great fit for your library or for sharing with families to do at home.

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