Hat (Hardcover)

By Paul Hoppe, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599902470, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2009



A boy and his mom happen upon a lone hat in the middle of the park. It's bright red, and fits just right. Turns out, Hat has a ton of important uses It shields the sun. It doubles as a sled or a boat -- it even fights crocodiles in Africa...

But what about Hat's owner? Maybe he or she needs Hat even more than Henry does.

A sparse, artistic picture book about a boy and his imagination, and his choice to do the right thing.

About the Author

Paul Hoppe is an award-winning illustrator and typographer whose work regularly appears in The New York Times and The New Yorker, and for clients like Adidas and IBM. He has worked on several animated series for German television and has published two graphic novels in Germany. He recently illustrated his first picture book text, Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds, forthcoming from Charlesbridge Publishing. Hat is his first work as both author and illustrator. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.