Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Buy My Hats

Buy My Hats. Dave Horowitz. 2010. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Buy my hats! Monday. Down at the City Market, Frank and Carl got ready to sell some hats. "Step right up," said Carl. "Who wants to buy a hat?" But nobody did. Frank and Carl sold only ONE hat all day.

Premise/plot: Readers spend a week with Frank and Carl as they try to sell hats. All week long, Frank and Carl witness other businesses succeed while theirs fails. Every day they ask the more successful business their SECRET for success...every day they hear something new. (For example, Mister Pig is all about advertising his brand.) Will these two ever learn how to sell hats?

My thoughts: I liked it. I think I may like the premise more than the actual book. But. I still really like it overall. The author includes a note about the inspiration for the story.
In elementary school we were given an assignment to choose a fictitious product and create an advertisement for it. One student brought in a hat. Her poster was just the words BUY MY HATS! I thought it was brilliant. The teacher disagreed and gave her an F. Thirty years later, I can't even remember the student (who I'm sure grew up to become an international hat magnate), but I still remember those three little words: Buy My Hats!
Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10

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