The Purple Hat
written and illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux (BYR)
Hardcover ISBN 0-374-36153
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Annie loves purple. She has a purple coat and purple shoes. Her bedroom is mostly purple. When she spots a purple hat in a catalogue, Annie knows it is just the thing for her. It arrives in the mail and it is perfect. The very next day, Annie wears her new hat to school. It’s only when she gets home that she realizes the purple hat is not on her head. Where could she have lost it? Join the readers on lively search to find the beloved chapeau, illustrated with colorful pictures and ample doses of purple.
“…Much of the understated humor in Pearson's affectionate tale is accomplished through the lively line drawings and watercolor illustrations.”
"...The watercolor-and-ink art captures both the poignancy of a favored possession getting lost and the humor of the hunt. Every delectably rendered scene is touched with shades of violet, amethyst, grape, lavender, mauve, and plum, allowing the central image to be carried through the book with purple panache."