Red Hat

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Mar 5, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
20 Reviews
A series of exuberant read-aloud sound effects perfectly capture the whimsy and joy of a springtime frolic in this companion to Red Sled.

In this almost wordless springtime picture book, an adorable crew of baby animals borrows a familiar-looking red hat (last seen on the head of Red Sledís unsuspecting protagonist) and embarks on a joy-filled escapadeóuntil all that is left is a long piece of red string! Their playful romp is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor and complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, Red Hat promises to be an instant favorite.

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I adored the illustrations too! - Goodreads
Nice large text and illustrations. - Goodreads
This is shown through pictures and sounds. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library last week. Um. The story was kind of cute, and the illustrations were adorable, but I just didn't love this book. I guess I kept thinking of the ways this book could have been SO much better and more engaging. Read full review

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User Review  - Rob Thelen - Goodreads

Red Hat by Lita Judge is unique book that incorporates both sound words and detailed illustrations to tell the story of a red hat. As a teacher, this would be an excellent resource to teach onomatopoeia, or how illustrations can add to the meaning of a book. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Lita Judge was born in Alaska and spent much of her childhood in the north woods of Wisconsin and other wintry places. Lita is the award-winning author and illustrator of several childrenís books, including Flight School, Red Hat, Red Sled, One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants. She lives with her husband in New Hampshire, and you can visit her online at

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