#TBT Book Review – The Hat that Wore Clara B.

If ever there was a book cover that embodied “nostalgia” it would be the cover of The Hat That Wore Clara B. by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt. Six summers ago, a six-year-old girl spotted the book in her local library. Lucky for us, her mom was one of our reviewers.

Do you remember The Hat That Wore Clara B.? If not, it is definitely worth looking for in your library. When you find it, be sure to share your review. [Link takes you to the search results for The Hat That Wore Clara B. in www.worldcat.org.]

The Hat that Wore Clara B byy Melanie Turner-DenstaedtThe Hat That Wore Clara B.

written by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt
illustrated by Frank Morrison

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2009

When all the ladies wear their hats to church, Clara B. wants her grandmother’s. Even though it is too big for her, she is determined to find a way to wear it. They all go to the grandmother’s house for lunch and she is able to find a way to put it on her head. All does not go well and it gets messed up. In the end, grandma buys Clara B a hat that matches her own. This is a picture book story that offers lessons in creative problem solving, accepting consequences, and love.

Reading Tub Review of The Hat that Wore Clara B: July 2009

Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?

Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.

We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?

Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:

  • If you reviewed the same book we’re featuring, add your permalink to the original review on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup.
  • Want to (re)share a review you posted in June 2009, then add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
  • Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.