Elephant wakes up grumpy until ding, dong What s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat HOORAY FOR HAT Elephantmarches offto show Zebra, but Zebra is having agrumpy day, too until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend.Read more...
Elephant wakes up grumpy until ding, dong What s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat HOORAY FOR HAT Elephantmarches offto show Zebra, but Zebra is having agrumpy day, too until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. An irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabuloushats."
- ISBN-13: 9780544159037
- ISBN-10: 0544159039
- Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: June 2014
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-7
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-07
- Reviewer: Staff
In this debut, Won explores the way a simple gift and a little attention from friends can have nearly magical healing properties. “When Elephant woke up, he was very grumpy,” Won starts, drawing the elephant with dark frowning eyebrows and scribbly black lines above his head. The doorbell rings. “Go away! I’m grumpy!” he scowls. But the delivery is a box full of hats, and Elephant cheers right up after putting them on in a tall stack: “I’ll show Zebra!” His good deed has the knock-on effect of a line of dominoes. Zebra and the animals that follow are all grumpy, each gets a hat, and the cheer spreads. Won’s retro-style artwork uses muted hues and gives forms volume with watercolor-style shading. Owl’s hat is a sort of graduation cap meets awning affair, while Elephant’s has both a cuckoo and a handy cupholder. “I love this hat,” Lion says when they arrive at his cave. “But I can’t cheer while our friend Giraffe is not feeling well. What can we do?” Readers will know the answer to this one. Ages 4–8. Agency: East West Literary Agency. (June)