Fads. Like it or not, fads come and go like like the rising tide, presenting a challenge our kids will forever struggle with. Staying on top of the trends, having the right clothes, gadgets, accessories and bags, is a major concern when children are little. How do we celebrate uniqueness? How can we teach our kids that its not things that matter, but embracing our own individuality?
Enter Old Hat, by Emily Gravett, a favorite author illustrator here at Happily Ever Elephants (one of our absolute favorite books for toddlers is her fabulous Monkey and Me - check out our review for that book, here!) In Old Hat, Harbet loves his old knit hat, but its not nearly as cool as the latest fashions that the other animals are wearing. So he keeps trying to get the newest, trendiest hats... but every time he gets the hat all the other animals were wearing, a newer, cooler head piece arrives on the scene. Whatever will he do?
Old Hat is an excellent choice if you are looking for a story to remind your little ones how awesome it is to be unique. There is beauty to be found in individuality and so much joy to be had when we learn to value the characteristics that make us special, as well as our own sense of what it means to be "cool." Gravett's books are the best- great cadence, fabulous illustrations, and so much fun. Old Hat is yet another winner.
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