This guide is for parents or teachers to expand on the picture book I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian, illustrated by Paige Keiser. It contains pre-reading questions, make a paper plate hat craft, butterscotch haystacks snack, animal memory game, and rhyming activity.
ABOUT THE BOOK: http://bit.ly/ILoveMyHat
One autumn morning, Farmer Brown gets on his tractor and heads to town. Along the way, he picks up a cat in a hat, a goat in a coat, an ox in socks, and other animals who love their clothes—and each animal sings a little song about what it’s wearing. When they reach the town, it’s Farmer Brown’s turn to sing about his clothes—after he gets some new ones. This silly farmyard romp will have kids singing about their own favorite clothes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including Dinothesaurus, which received starred reviews in four major publications; Comet, Stars, The Moon, and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; Bow Wow Meow Meow, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents magazine Best Book of the Year; and Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. He lives with his family in New York. Learn more: www.douglasflorian.com.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Paige Keiser graduated with a BA in studio art and went on to illustrate several picture books for children, including Wow, It’s a Cow!, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award winner; The Little Green Pea, a 2009 National Best Books Award finalist; and Raj the Bookstore Tiger. Paige lives and works in Northern Virginia with a very astute Jack Russell Terrier who handles all business calls and late-night pizza deliveries to the studio. Learn more: www.paigekeiser.com.