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Buy My Hats!



written and illustrated by
Dave Horowitz

Edition
-
Publisher
Putnam’s
Imprint
Putnam’s
ISBN
9780399252754
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JLG Category

Easy Reading

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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

2: points 0.5

Lexile

AD510L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Aug 2010

Book Genres


Topics

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

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

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 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.

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 newsprint and features dialogue balloons, has a Sunday-comics vibe.

Praise & Reviews

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 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.

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 newsprint and features dialogue balloons, has a Sunday-comics vibe.

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