Don't Touch My Hat (Hardcover)

By James Rumford

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375837821, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2007



Out west, a lonesome prairie or two from anywhere, was a town called Sunshine. Sunshine was smaller'n most, bigger'n some, but cleaner and more civ'lized than 'em all. Sheriff John saw to that—him and his 10-gallon hat. . . .Sheriff John is a lawman in the wild, wild West. It's not just his badge and his gun that send robbers and rustlers galloping out of town, it's also his 10- gallon hat. Or so he thinks. . . .This new picture book by critically acclaimed author-illustrator James Rumford is a delightful addition to the bookshelves of young cowboys and cowgirls everywhere!

About the Author

James Rumford has studied more than a dozen languages and worked in the Peace Corps, where he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Afghanistan. He is the author-illustrator of "Sequoyah" "The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing," a 2005 Sibert Honor Book; "Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey"; "Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354"; and "There's a Monster in the Alphabet." He lives in Hawaii.