27 October 2009

The Hat - Tomi Ungerer

When a wind whips a handsome black hat from the head of a rich man it takes a trip to spread good fortune for one unlucky soul: Benito Badoglio, a penniless veteran. As Benito was walking along, peg leg and all he is startled as the hat lands on his head. As he wears his new found treasure he is taken from poor to a life of splendor all because of the hat - he even finds love. As he ties the knot the hat, mission accomplished, hitches a ride on the wind...off to find a new head. :)

This is such a cute book, I really enjoyed the story's progression and illustrative pictures. The kids thought it was very cute!