‘Marley’s illustrations are a perfect match for the energetic text, with plentiful detail in each spread for a child to explore and talk about whilst being simple, colourful and full of character. When a two-year-old and a five-year-old both laugh out loud at the same time it’s clear that the book is a gem. In this case it is an absolute riot! The children especially loved Hettie’s ‘hatmosphere’ and had great fun deciding on our own favourite hats (the crab hat, blue hat and fancy hoity toity hat in case you’re interested). Hettie’s increasing emphatic refusal to swap a hat for a gnome, a comb or a dog with a bone was another particular highlight.
With hugely memorable rhyming lists for readers to join in with, this is a splendid book which deserves a place on every small person’s reading menu. This is a brilliant book for young children. We highly recommend it.’
Thank you so much!