Friday, June 28, 2013

The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown ~ Giveaway

About Book 

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. 

Chicken really admires Scarecrow's hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn't have a walking stick to trade—but she knows someone who does. This begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to swap for Scarecrow's hat. But why does Chicken want an old straw hat? 

This clever story written and illustrated by Ken Brown poses a problem and offers a creative solution that young children will delight in discovering. Brown's bright watercolors and gentle tone will keep readers captivated.

Where to purchase: Amazon, Barnes&Noble

About Writer-Illustrator

Ken Brown studied illustration at Birmingham Art College in England. Brown has served both as writer-illustrator and as illustrator for numerous children’s books, among them The Scarecrow's Hat; What's the Time, Grandma Wolf?; The Wolf Is Coming!; and Mucky Pup, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in England. He lives with his wife, Ruth Brown, also a well-known children's illustrator, in England.

GIVEAWAY ~ U.S. residents only
Provided by  Peachtree Publishers
Win a HARDCOVER Copy of 
The Scarecrow's Hat
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Ends July 6th, 2013
Winner announced on July 7th, 2013

My Thoughts

A Chicken spies a hat on the scarecrow and goes to great extents to procure that hat for herself.  She is able to help out many of her friends to get items they not only want and but need.  This is genius of chicken she has brought bartering to the farm and fields.  She starts with Scarecrow needing a walking stick to rest his tired arms upon and ends up with the hat she knew she would be able to put to good use.

The author has written a fun story that children will enjoy with it's repetitive sing-song tale.  It teaches the child to be resourceful and use their noggins instead of going out and spending money for what they might want or need.  The characters are actually helping planet Earth by recycling items and putting them to good use. The illustrations were very cute, I especially liked Scarecrow and Owl with his spectacles.

I highly recommend this book to homeschoolers, teachers, librarians, educators, parents and of course  children. 

I rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.


  1. This looks so cute! My kids would love it.


  2. I love the idea presented in the book. I am always trying to teach my kids to recycle, reuse and repurpose. Love that it has a rhyming, sing song feature.
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  3. Our school blog reviewed this and the book is adorable. I would love to win it and have it sent to my daughter in Texas for her 4 girls.

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  4. Looks like a fun book. Thanks for sharing.


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