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(AR book level 2.6)
When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedge finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, the stocking gets stuck on his prickles--and the fun begins.
A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful famr dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he's wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.
And where is Lisa when all of this is oing on? She's in the borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.
Jan Brett's luminous paintings of a Scandanavian famr and the forst around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to gall and the story begins, in this delightfully original companion book to The Mitten.
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sequencing cards ... ... the_hat_characters_1.gif the_hat_characters_2.gif ... A Child's Place
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Venn diagram comparing The Hat and TheMitten ...the_hat_&_the_mitten_Venn_diagram_(2nd_grade_class).jpg ... from 2nd grade
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Make a hedgehog book ... paper plate & paper ... Jan Brett
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"The directions for a hedgehog book and jacket are easy. Click on the template link above and use the template to cut pages for the inside of your book. Then using the pattern on a white paper plate, cut the top and left side edges of the plate to make the hedgehog's prickles. Use a stapler to attach the pages to the cover. You're done!" (...Jan Brett website)

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Lizette's Green Sock.jpg by Catharina Valckx
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One day LIzette finds a pretty green sock. She's delighted, until Tim and Tom begin to tease her. Socks come in pairs, they say. What good is one sock by itself?

Lizette searches and searches, but she cannot find the sock's missing mate. Fortunately, her friend Bert helps her to see the situation in a new way. And together they come upon the prefect solution in this ingenious story about how socks, like friends, are always best in pairs.

NOTE: The ending of this book is the best part. The picture shows a fish sleeping in a sock. "But happiest of all is the fish. Because now he has not only a black comb and a huge watering can, he also has a splendid sleeping bag."
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"sock" brain teaser:
You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You're up very early and it's too dark to tell them apart. What's the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?
ANSWER: scroll to the bottom of this page for the answer
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ANSWER TO "SOCK" BRAIN TEASER:
3 socks. If the first sock is black, the second one could be black, in which case you have a matching pair. If the second sock is white, the third sock will be either black and match the first sock, or white and match the second sock.