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Hats off to Mr. Pockles! / by Sally Lloyd-Jones ; illustrated by David Litchfield.

Lloyd-Jones, Sally 1960- (author.). Litchfield, David, (illustrator.).

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Rowayton Library J LLO (Text to phone) 33625122925485 Juvenile Red Dot Checked out 07/06/2019

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Summary, etc.: When disaster strikes, Mr. Pockles, a reclusive little dog with a big hat collection, comes to the aid of renowned panda, Lady Satsuma, and begins collecting friends.
Subject: Hats Juvenile fiction
Dogs Juvenile fiction
Collectors and collecting Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile ficiton
Hats Fiction
Collectors and collecting Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Dogs Fiction
Animals Fiction
Genre: Picture books.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 0399558160
Hats off to Mr. Pockles!
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by Lloyd-Jones, Sally; Litchfield, David (Illustrator)
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Lloyd-Jones (Goldfish on Vacation) opens by describing hat fancier Mr. Pockles's collection, including one under glass that he's never worn ("It was Too Special and he was saving it for Best"). Mr. Pockles, a shy, impeccably groomed hound with long ears and blue eyes, dreams of appearing at Hat Day at the PandaPolitan Club. Only pandas are allowed in, however, so he mopes at the Treat House in his "Jaunty Hat with a Friendly Feather." When prominent panda Lady Coco Fitz-Tulip sashays into the cafAc and loses her fruit hat to some hungry baby bunnies, Mr. Pockles saves the day-"HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS, EVERYONE!"-giving Lady Coco his Best hat and distributing the rest to the crowd. Naturally, Lady Coco brings them all to the PandaPolitan Club. The tale has more than a whiff of royalism, with its exclusive club and its fascination with Lady Coco's family pedigree (she's "even had streets named after her"). But Litchfield (When Paul Met Artie) creates crisp mixed-media spreads that revel in jewel-box colors and patterns; his hats are adorned with hearts, feathers, and even a miniature roller coaster. The hats are the star attraction here. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0399558160
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PreS-Gr 2-Mr. Pockles is a lonely dog with a wonderful hat for every occasion and not a friend to share them with. Leaving his Hat House one day, he witnesses the destruction of a beautiful hat and he alone can rectify the problem. Through his fabulous collection, Mr. Pockles connects with his neighbor and learns that by sharing his hobby he can make friends. This story about friendship and self-expression falls short of captivating due to its awkward sentences and jumpy storytelling; this however, does not diminish the beautifully enthralling illustrations. With big bold images that dominate the pages, the story can be navigated and enjoyed primarily through digital pictures. While the images and subject matter target beginning readers, the word choice and sentence structure require greater comprehension. VERDICT Purchase this attractive work where anthropomorphic animal tales are enjoyed.-Haley Amendt, Hinton Municipal Library, Alberta © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Depressed Mr. Pockles may have more fancy hats than Bartholomew Cubbins, but he has neither friends nor, being a dog, an invitation to Hat Day at the pandas-only PandaPolitan Club. All of this (except the dog part) changes, though, when some hungry baby bunnies create a fashion emergency by chowing down on the fruit-laden bonnet of black-and-white socialite Coco Fitz-Tulip. Mr. Pockles not only has the perfect replacement an extravagantly plumed confection but enough headgear in his sumptuous stash to outfit an entire crowd of bare-headed onlookers when the delighted diva invites one and all to join her at the club. Littlefield echoes and magnifies the stylish swing of Lloyd-Jones' tale with illustrations that not only feature arrays and displays of fantastically baroque toppers but also a palette of colors so glowingly warm and intense that the animal figures, their dress, and surroundings all seem to sparkle with joie de vivre. The stark contrast between Mr. Pockles' unstinting generosity and the darker emotions in Jon Klassen's Hat trilogy suggest thought-provoking storytime pairings, too.--John Peters Copyright 2018 Booklist

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