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Finders Keepers

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Finders Keepers

by Keiko Kasza
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015

Squirrel buries an acorn and marks its location with this red, derby hat.  Of course, the wind blows it up into a tree and a bird decides to use it for a nest, but it wobbles out and lands on the water and is re-purposed as a boat.  And so the hat journeys through several owners until it comes full circle and lands where the squirrel left it.  When the squirrel gobbles the buried acorn and leaves behind the acorn top, the journey begins again!

A fun read for the young and a great way to show how one item can be many different things to different people.  It’s also a great way to discuss recycling and reusing objects.

If you liked stories showing different meanings for the same thing, consider the 1963 classic, Who Took the Farmers Hat? 

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Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?

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Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?
by Joan L Nodset, illustrated by Fritz Siebel
HarperCollins, 1963
Classic

In a humorous way, Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? introduces children to ‘perspectives’ and gives the reader an opportunity to laugh and ‘correct’ all the mistakes!

In brief, the farmer loses his hat and every animal he asks says he hasn’t seen a hat, but he or she did see a: fat, round flying bird in the sky, or big round brown mousehole in the grass, or a silly round brown boat.  Each one described from their perspective how they saw the brown hat.  Who Took the Farmer’s Hat is a brilliant book where illustrations work with the words to tell the story.

Originally published in 1963, this book is still available in paperback and worth an investment.

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