Buy My Hats!

By: Dave Horowitz

Frank and Carl have "hat-tastic" hats for sale, so why isn't anyone buying them? What they need is a more exciting product. Or better advertising. Or maybe just some divine intervention. Full-color illustrations were created with black pencil and charcoal on newsprint; color was added digitally.

ISBN: 9780399252754

JLG Release: Aug 2010


Sensitive Areas: None,
Topics: Retail trade , Hats , Animals , City markets , Advertising , Consumerism , Problem solving

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Horn Book

Frank and Carl--a bear and a fish, respectively--try to sell plain brown hats while animal street vendors around them successfully hawk flimflam such as "Remote Control Robot Cell Phones." Readers will root for sad-sack Frank and slightly-more-optimistic Carl in this witty riff on fickle consumerism. The gag-filled art, which was created on newspri Frank and Carl--a bear and a fish, respectively--try to sell plain brown hats while animal street vendors around them successfully hawk flimflam such as "Remote Control Robot Cell Phones." Readers will root for sad-sack Frank and slightly-more-optimistic Carl in this witty riff on fickle consumerism. The gag-filled art, which was created on newsprint and features dialogue balloons, has a Sunday-comics vibe.

Junior Library Guild


• A playful introduction to advertising and consumerism.
• Silliness abounds in bright cartoon-like art that portrays a wide range of animal characters.
• Includes a gentle commentary on consumerism: while customers are happily enjoying their new purchases one day, drinking their “Cups o’ Mud” while zooming about on skate

• A playful introduction to advertising and consumerism.
• Silliness abounds in bright cartoon-like art that portrays a wide range of animal characters.
• Includes a gentle commentary on consumerism: while customers are happily enjoying their new purchases one day, drinking their “Cups o’ Mud” while zooming about on skateboards and chattering away on their “remote control robot cell phones,” the next day, the abandoned remains of broken products tell a different story.
• An amusing and satisfying ending. Carl reduces the hats’ price repeatedly as the week progresses, but during a rainstorm he adds a zero, bringing the price from $1 back to the original $10.

Book Details

ISBN

9780399252754

First Release

August 2010

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level AD510L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Putnam’s

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None,

Topics

Retail trade, Hats, Animals, City markets, Advertising, Consumerism, Problem solving,

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