Parent reviews for Madeline and the Bad Hat

Common Sense says

A little heavy-handed, but still a charming book.
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Parents say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 1 review
Parent of a 17-year-old Written bywww.rascallywes... February 15, 2011
hate it nearing the end when he learns his lesson how can he see with one eye and or talk to madeline through the bandages

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Positive role models
Parent of a 1, 4, and 7-year-old Written byjengrammer June 3, 2009

Not for sensitive children or for children you don't wish to desensitize

I love the Madeline books as do my daughters but I was appalled at this one. We skipped reading it because I think a book for young children shouldn't show a little boy cutting off chicken's heads to be mean. I would not read it to young children. The others in the series are excellent, however