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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

By Robyn Raymer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Polite boy gets in trouble in funny early Seuss book.

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This is a delightful, funny early Seuss book written in unrhymed prose and illustrated with witty cartoons, and it mkes a great read-aloud. The beautifully crafted prose rolls off the tongue, and there's a whole range of funny minor characters. Bartholomew is polite and helpful throughout his ordeal, and his self-confidence never seems to fail him. "The king can do nothing dreadful to punish me," he reasons, "because I really haven't done anything wrong."

This is best read one-on-one so listeners can ask questions, count hats, and peruse the lovingly drawn cartoons (black and white, with red reserved for Bartholomew's hats).

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