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Geraldine Pu and Her Cat Hat, Too!


Series
Geraldine Pu

written and illustrated by
Maggie P. Chang

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon Spotlight
ISBN
9781534484726
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

Spunky, funny, and friendly Geraldine Pu gets ready for picture day in this second book in this Level 3 Ready-to-Read Graphics series!

Geraldine Pu loves her cat hat, Mao Maotzuh. If only she felt the same way about her own hair! Then she finds out that picture day is happening at school, and there’s a strict no hats rule. Will Geraldine learn to love her hair and her unique style?

Ready-to-Read Graphics books give readers the perfect introduction to the graphic novel format with easy-to-follow panels, speech bubbles with accessible vocabulary, and sequential storytelling that is spot-on for beginning readers. There’s even a how-to guide for reading graphic novels at the beginning of each book.

“Words from Geraldine’s World.” “A Message from Mao Maotzuh.” Instructions to make a self-portrait collage. Full-color illustrations. 

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None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

E

AR

2.4: points 0.5

Lexile

GN530L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Early Chapter Book, Graphic Novels

Topics

Hats. Individuality. Self-acceptance. Hair. Taiwanese Americans. Family life. Brothers. Grandmothers.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3-Geraldine, a Taiwanese American girl, lives with her parents, her amah ("grandma" in Taiwanese), and her little brother, Auggie, who has recently taken to copying everything his older sister does. One of Geraldine's beloved possessions is her cute and cozy cat hat, called Mao Maotz (the glossary explains that in Mandarin "Mao" means "cat," and "Maotz" means "hat"). When Geraldine and Auggie accompany Amah to the hair salon, Geraldine flips through a magazine and concludes that her own hair is "boring!" Her friend Deven and the seemingly magical Mao Maotz offer encouragement, yet Geraldine is still not convinced and tries to restyle her hair, but things go wrong. When using Mao Maotz to hide her hair does not work, Geraldine will have to come up with a new plan for school picture day. This early chapter book, the latest in an ongoing series, is a fantastic introduction to comics, and Geraldine provides new readers with a brief tutorial on formatting and terminology. Chang creates a warm landscape, with a muted palette and rounded shapes. Text and visuals are well balanced, offering a clear and concise experience for emergent readers. VERDICT A refreshing early chapter book in a simple graphic novel format. Equal amounts silly and sweet, Geraldine is enchanting. Young readers will look forward to forthcoming titles in the series (and while they wait, direct them to Geraldine Pu and Her Lunchbox, Too!).-Claire Moore

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3-Geraldine, a Taiwanese American girl, lives with her parents, her amah ("grandma" in Taiwanese), and her little brother, Auggie, who has recently taken to copying everything his older sister does. One of Geraldine's beloved possessions is her cute and cozy cat hat, called Mao Maotz (the glossary explains that in Mandarin "Mao" means "cat," and "Maotz" means "hat"). When Geraldine and Auggie accompany Amah to the hair salon, Geraldine flips through a magazine and concludes that her own hair is "boring!" Her friend Deven and the seemingly magical Mao Maotz offer encouragement, yet Geraldine is still not convinced and tries to restyle her hair, but things go wrong. When using Mao Maotz to hide her hair does not work, Geraldine will have to come up with a new plan for school picture day. This early chapter book, the latest in an ongoing series, is a fantastic introduction to comics, and Geraldine provides new readers with a brief tutorial on formatting and terminology. Chang creates a warm landscape, with a muted palette and rounded shapes. Text and visuals are well balanced, offering a clear and concise experience for emergent readers. VERDICT A refreshing early chapter book in a simple graphic novel format. Equal amounts silly and sweet, Geraldine is enchanting. Young readers will look forward to forthcoming titles in the series (and while they wait, direct them to Geraldine Pu and Her Lunchbox, Too!).-Claire Moore

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