cover image Red Hat

Red Hat

Lita Judge. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4424-4232-0

In this warm-weather companion to 2011’s Red Sled, a boy’s pointy hat is as irresistible to the local wildlife as his sled was in the previous book. As in that story, the only text is the occasional sound effect—the “Fffwwup” of a hat being grabbed off the clothesline, or the “shwoop” of a rabbit and mouse holding onto the rapidly unraveling hat for dear life as a bear runs off with it. While this book doesn’t have the crisp, wintertime magic of its predecessor, the laughs are on target, as is the “no harm done” resolution. Ages 2–5. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Mar.)