Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Hat

Jan Brett is another author/illustrator we seem to have a bunch of.  Her full page illustrations always have so many things to look at and you can see the influence of nordic designs and patterns in her pictures. 

Jan Brett 1997

This was the first of her books we bought, many years ago when Madeleine was a baby. Inspired by Brett's own pet hedgehog, this curious fellow gets a sock stuck on his head and all the other animals tease him. Brett likes to leave clues in the illustrations as to what is coming next in the story, or tell a parallel story in the borders (like the clothes disappearing from the clothesline). Her books make for nice cold weather, cozy reading.

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