Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Sunhat

Written by: Jennifer Ward and Stephanie Roth Sisson

First line: Rosa wore a sunhat red as rubies, soft as sand.

Why you should read this book: A red hat blown into the desert becomes a shelter for a variety of animals who stretch it out before it's miraculously returned to its owner. The drawings are adorable, and beautifully depict the Sonoran Desert and its denizens. Simple and enjoyable.

Why you shouldn't read this book: While the setting makes it somewhat unique, we've seen this story many, many, many times before in various formats (Jan Brett's The Mitten comes immediately to mind).

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