Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Boy Had A Mother Who Bought Him A Hat - Karla Kuskin, Kevin Hawkes

A Boy Had a Mother Who Bought Him a Hat by Karla Kuskin illus. by Kevin Hawkes
I smiled my way through this story. I loved it. This is the story of a mother who buys everything for her son, beginning with a red hat in winter. Next came a mouse. The boy loves everything so much he always leaves the house with all his new things. The mother got her son new shoes after the mouse.

Well then she went out and she brought him new shoes, brown ones with laces for going places.
He loved them so much
hat whatever he did
or whatever he said
when dressed in his hat
which was woolly and red,
while holding his mouse
in its house of sky house
he wore his two shopes
which were shiny and new

With each new purchase the verse gets longer. The book has a very fun flow making it a great read aloud. The story goes through all the seasons. My favorite season was fall when the mother gave her son a cello. He played an outside concert for some animals. I love Hawkes illustrations they are a perfect for Kuskin's wonderful text.

1 comment:

Vivian Mahoney said...

Sounds like a cute book. Thanks for the recommendation.

And you won a spot on the BAMBOO PEOPLE ARC Tour! Congrats!