The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

eBook - 2013
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As topical today as when it was first published in 1938, this book tells of Bartholomew Cubbins (from Caldecott Honor winner Bartholomew and the Oobleck) and his unjust treatment at the hands of King Derwin. Each time Bartholomew attempts to obey the king's order to take off his hat, he finds there is another hat on his head. Soon it is Bartholomew's head that is in danger . . . of being chopped off! While The 500 Hats is one of Dr. Seuss's earliest works, it is nevertheless totally Seussian, addressing subjects that we know the good doctor was passionate about: abuse of power (as in Yertle the Turtle), rivalry (as in The Sneetches), and of course, zany good humor!

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

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anneshaven
Mar 26, 2019

It is more than 75 years old, and I think it was his first book. I know my parents read it to me, and then I read it when I was 5 or 6, and I'm 80 now. Still love it and am sharing it with first graders at 2 schools where I volunteer.

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dylankemp
Aug 23, 2016

A classic. A modern fairytale. One of Dr Suess's first books.

vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

Most people wear just one hat on their head at a time, but not Bartholomew Cubbins - a wacky read for children 4-9 years old.

bxbutterfly Feb 26, 2015

Great story to read aloud to students; worked well for kindergarten classes, but it's pretty long for 1 period.
The pictures are mostly black and white, and sometimes difficult for the full class to see.

JewelMcLatchy Jul 20, 2012

Not sure how this got overlooked in my childhood (and maybe I've just forgotten it) but this is a great story. No real moral to it, but funny nonetheless with nice expressive illustrations.

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