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Sam’s Winter Hat

Sam’s Winter Hat

Albert Lamb
Illustrator:   David McPhail 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Scholastic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0439793049

It is a cold winter and when Sam Bear goes out to play with his best friend Billy, he has to wrap up warmly. He has to wear his red winter coat and his green fuzzy mittens. Unfortunately Sam is very good at taking off his warm clothes and forgetting where he left them. One day he leaves he red coat outside and one day he leaves his mittens in the garage. Luckily for Sam he has people in his life who find his things and who bring them back home to him.

One day Sam goes outside wearing a new blue hat that his Grandma made for him. He can’t wait to show Billy his present but when Billy arrives on the scene, Sam has already lost the wonderful hat!

Anyone who has come home to discover that he or she has lost yet another mitten, or yet another hat, will instantly appreciate this charming little story. Losing ones outwear seems to be a part of the winter experience and in this story with its warm illustrations young readers will come to appreciate how wonderful it is to have family and friends who go out of their way to keep you warm and cozy in the cold months.