Blue Hat, Green Hat

by Sandra Boynton

Book, 1984



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New York, NY : Little Simon, c1984.


Humorous animal characters introduce the basic colors and familiar items of clothing. On board pages.

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LibraryThing member paroof
This is one of the first books both of my boys memorized. They loved the silly turkey (Oops!) who keeps putting his clothes on wrong. Perfect for ages 1-3.
LibraryThing member conuly
We routinely dress ourselves wrong in this house as a way to cajole the kids into dressing properly (hey, whatever works, right?), so this book was right up our alley when the nieces were younger.

Every page has every animal putting on a different type of clothes correctly - except the turkey.
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Eventually he's correctly dressed (purple socks!) - just in time to jump in a pool. Oops!

Hysteria for the toddler crowd.

At 5 and 2.5, the nieces are rapidly outgrowing this book, but I love it so much still that I'm reluctant to give it away just yet.
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LibraryThing member LeesyLou
A wonderful little book for toddlers and also for the learning disabled. Not only is the dialogue very brief, but the portrayal of a turkey who cannot dress himself properly according to common sense or general social rules hits a chord with those who have trouble assessing social relationships. To
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toddlers, it's just funny and cute to see a turkey who can't figure out that his shoes go on his feet and that when jumping in the pool he shouldn't be fully dressed in street clothes.
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LibraryThing member bkullman
Very simple. Evie likes pulling it out for us to read all the time.
LibraryThing member DBake
This books is truly silly and surprising, making learning fun for kids. My toddlers call it the "oops" book.
LibraryThing member tripleblessings
Another very funny Boynton board book for toddlers and preschoolers. Our little ones thought the silly turkey was hilarious, as he makes one mistake after another while getting dressed. Simple clear drawings are great for the youngest children. Our copy has been well loved, the corners chewed and
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mended with tape. A winner!
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LibraryThing member RcCarol
This is a delightful book that my husband and I love to read to our baby twins. They are a little too young (13 months) but we talk about it all the time with them. The animal characters are familiar to any reader of Boynton, and I believe that it will be very useful when teaching my children what
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clothes go where. Enjoy!
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LibraryThing member francescadefreitas
Good for a chuckle, again better for older babies.
LibraryThing member crashingwaves38
Eh. It was all right. I don't think I ever quite got the "oops" bit; it never really made my children laugh, nor did it seem to add anything to the book or learning about colors. Easy, quick read with cute illustrations.
LibraryThing member linneaq
Funny for mommy and daddy, but not as much fun to read for to a tiny tiny reader.
LibraryThing member librisissimo
An excellent primer for colors and clothing and animals, with a rollicking funny story.
LibraryThing member palaverofbirds
Azul, verde, rojo, ay!

The first book I ever read in Spanish (at the age of 26!) It's a pretty simple, humorous little book. Colors and animals being silly. What more could a kid want?
LibraryThing member adriennelaine
This is a fictional concept book focused on colors and opposites for small children.
LibraryThing member kcarrigan
Review from personal copy.

My husband's fashion sense.
LibraryThing member dayspring777
LOVE this author! So cute!!!
LibraryThing member LL2F
This is a fun silly book that preschoolers love! It teaches colors and where clothes should go, in a humous way that gets kids interacting and laughing. With simple text the book has one of several animals putting on a different colored piece of clothing. They all get it right until ...Opps! the
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turkey, who seems a little confused. But children spot the turkey's mistake right away and enjoy knowing something that the turkey doesn't know.
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LibraryThing member smc029
book about colors, and putting on clothing properly
LibraryThing member villemezbrown
Four animals model their colorful clothes, but the poor turkey can never quite get it right. Oops. Hilarious from beginning to end.
LibraryThing member GoofyOcean110
I like the humor and the colors in this one - the iterations of the colored clothing is great for learning and pointing out with Dude Little. Oops!

Original publication date

1995 (newly revised edition)


0671493205 / 9780671493202

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