Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends.
Do you like rhyme? Do you like repetition? I sure do…and so do young children. And that’s why I’m featuring this new book, HIP HIP BERET from author Melanie Ellsworth who stopped by 2 weeks ago for a Book Birthday post when her other picture book launched, CLARINET AND TRUMPET. What’s really special (other than that they are both great books) is that both books are touchy-feely books…this one has soft berets – young kids will LOVE that. And I know all of you will love the fact that Melanie and her publisher are offering a copy of HIP, HIP, BERET as a giveaway prize!
HIP, HIP, BERET
Written by Melanie Ellsworth
Illustrated by Morena Forza
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2021)
Themes: Persistence, humor, rhyme
Synopsis: From HMH –
A playful and humorous picture book about what happens to Bella’s beret when the wind sweeps it away.
Granpère gifts Bella the hat she’d always wanted–a beret! But just as she places it on her head, a gust of wind whisks it away. When the beret accidentally lands in a chef’s pan . . . hip, hip, souflée! When it mistakenly lands on the head of a dancer . . . hip, hip, ballet! The wind continues to sweep the hat farther and farther away. Will Bella ever get back her beloved beret?
Children will love to read aloud this humorous and heartfelt story filled with repetition, rhyme, and hilarious wordplay.
Why I Love This Book:
- Rhyme, repetition, heart and humor – need I say more? The text flows so smoothly and is so much fun to read-aloud!
- The illustrations engage – the colors pop – kids will fall in love with Bella and cheer her on as she tries to retrieve her beloved beret.
- This book is interactive…with swatches of softness that invite young listeners to touch and feel.
MAKE A BERET
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I’ve been having lots of fun distributing the prizes for #50PreciousWords – thank you again to the generous prize donors who have been so responsive. The coming week is going to be a busy one – it’s income tax time (mine is already mailed away) and I have some eye surgery coming up next week…fingers crossed all goes well. And please make sure you leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway – maybe you can tell us about your favorite type of hat – plus share the post on social media for extra chances to win.