When Lisa hangs her woolen clothes in the sun to air them out for winter,
 the hedgehog, to the amusement of the other animals,
 ends up wearing a stocking on his head.

 The Hat


The Hat

Written and illustrated by
Jan Brett

G. P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 0-399-23101-3

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     When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, the stocking gets stuck on his prickles -- and the fun begins.
     A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful farm dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he's wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.
     And where is Lisa when all of this is going on? She's in the borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.
     Jan Brett's luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the story begins, in this delightfully original companion book to The Mitten

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