By D.B. Johnson
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children $16.99, 32 pages
I like this book because it’s weird, funny, and makes me think. The story begins when the painter Magritte sees a floating hat in a window. He tries on the hat. It floats above his head. He loved the way the hat did not pinch his ears or muss his hair so he bought it. Magritte walked home and went back to his painting. Something about the hat made painting easier. The next day Magritte and his hat played in the park. Then he went home and painted a picture even better than the day before. All Magritte wanted to do was paint. But the hat wanted to play so it bounced out the window without Magritte. He rushed out to find his hat because he couldn’t paint without it, but the hat was hiding. Magritte decided to play the hat’s favorite game, hide-and-seek. Magritte hid but the hat couldn’t find him. Magritte was home when the hat flew back in the window and landed on his head. Magritte floated up in the air! I want a hat like Magritte’s.
I loved the book because of the flying hat! Others should probably read it because it’s funny and surprising.
Reviewed by Murphy, Age 6