Hats Are Not for Cats!
Are hats for cats? A big, bossy dog and a determined cat disagree. This funny rhyming romp—with a large cast of cats and hats—leads readers to the perfect conclusion: hats are for everyone!A  big, severe, plaid-hat-wearing dog insists that the small black cat in the red fez shouldn't be wearing a hat—any kind of hat—because hats are for dogs. His patronizing tirade doesn’t convince this cat, however. Defiantly, she wears an assortment of hats, described in the gleeful rhyming text, and brings in other cats to join the protest. The silliness of both text and pictures offers a cheerful take on bossiness and managing conflict, with a win-win resolution.

Hats Are Not for Cats! Details

TitleHats Are Not for Cats!
Author
ReleaseAug 20th, 2019
PublisherClarion Books
ISBN-139781328967190
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Humor, Storytime

Hats Are Not for Cats! Review

  • La Coccinelle
    January 1, 1970
    This book is just plain goofy... but in a good way. A bossy dog spends much of the narrative telling a cat that cats don't wear hats. And the cat seems to be trying to prove the dog wrong by wearing everything from shower caps to sombreros! Eventually, the cat has had enough and fights back... much to the chagrin of the dog. But there are enough hats for everybody, so this one ends on a happy note.There's really not much story, and the rhyming text is clunky at times... but the pictures are so s This book is just plain goofy... but in a good way. A bossy dog spends much of the narrative telling a cat that cats don't wear hats. And the cat seems to be trying to prove the dog wrong by wearing everything from shower caps to sombreros! Eventually, the cat has had enough and fights back... much to the chagrin of the dog. But there are enough hats for everybody, so this one ends on a happy note.There's really not much story, and the rhyming text is clunky at times... but the pictures are so silly and fun that you can't help but be sucked in. I'm sure kids will love looking at all the wacky hats that the cat wears throughout the book.This is a great example of a simple premise done really well. There's not much of a moral, a message, or even a story. But it's got animals wearing goofy hats. What's not to love?Quotable moment:
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  • KDV
    January 1, 1970
    This cat is so cute. And super gracious even with dog being really bossy. Hats are for everyone!
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    A super cute rhyming book about a dog is trying to explain to a cat why cats CAN’T wear hats. Full of bright colors and adorable illustrations. I think this will age younger, has a Seuss-y rhyme feel.
  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Loved illustrations story is lacking a little bit
  • Edward Sullivan
    January 1, 1970
    Cats prove dog wrong.
  • Jeannette
    January 1, 1970
    A very cute book.
  • Katy
    January 1, 1970
    Would do well for ST.
  • Alyssa Gudenburr
    January 1, 1970
    So funny and a great message about how everyone can do something, not just one group of animals/people. The illustrations are small so it is a better one-on-one story for preschool age.
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