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by Paul Meisel

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Author: Paul Meisel
ISBN: 0142402745
ISBN13: 978-0142402740
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin (January 13, 2005)
Pages: 32
Fb2 eBook: 1235 kb
ePub eBook: 1630 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When Selig goes away on an extended journey to get the special feathers needed to make his hats, little Zara misses him terribly and so comes up with an idea that makes the shop an even greater success while also keeping Selig closer to home.

Zara loves to help her father, Selig, design hats for his shop  . Inspired by his own great-grandfather, who ran a hat shop in the early 1900s, Paul Meisel has created a heartwarming story about a loving family that is perfect for Father's Day-or any day of the year.

A plucky heroine saves the day! Selig, the hatmaker, loves to make hats. Zara loves to help her father, Selig, design hats for his shop. They use only the best fabrics, the prettiest ribbons, and the most beautiful feathers.

Paul Meisel has illustrated more than 70 books, three of which he's also written. His books includeSee Me Run, See Me Dig, and Zaras Hats. Paul won a 2012 ALSC Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for his picture bookSee Me Run. From School Library Journal: PreSchool-Grade 3-Selig makes wonderful hats, selling them to Loretta Falsetta the opera singer, or Brenda Hookenlader, the fire chief's wife, and others.

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The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is a literary award by the American Library Association (ALA) that annually recognizes the "author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in English in the United State.

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is a literary award by the American Library Association (ALA) that annually recognizes the "author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The winner(s) receive a bronze medal at the ALA Annual Conference, presented by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division of ALA.

Zara loves to help her father, Selig, design hats for his shop. They use only the best fabrics, the prettiest ribbons, and the most beautiful feathers. But when they run out of feathers, Selig doesn't know what to do. As he travels far and wide in search of more, Zara puts her imagination to work-and shows everyone just how far a little creativity can go. Inspired by his own great-grandfather, who ran a hat shop in the early 1900s, Paul Meisel has created a heartwarming story about a loving family that is perfect for Father's Day-or any day of the year.
Comments to eBook Zara's Hats
Water
A very cute story with some neat family history to it as well.we really enjoy this book.
Anarasida
This book is on the kindergarten summer reading list for my son's school. It was very difficult to find. I was thrilled to see it listed and was a little wary of how it would be "used" but figured we only needed it for the summer. We were very pleasantly surprised to see what terrific condition it was in! The hard cover was intact and spotless as were all of the pages. It is a lovely story and we will continue to enjoy it long after the summer has passed. We were very pleased with the book and the seller.
Narim
I bought this book on Amazon about 7 years ago or so. My three daughters and I love this story! It is so clever and fun and I love the history behind it. The illustrations are unique and fun as well. I picked up another one for my niece who just turned four, but my daughters still love it at 8, 10 and 12.
Zetadda
It is nice to see this first book from a successful children's book illustrator where he does the words and music along with his fine illustrations. Keep it up!
Marad
Super cute
Kulafyn
Paul Meisel bases this colorful story on his own great-grandfather (Selig Sigmund) and grandmother (Zara) who owned a lower Manhattan hat shop at the turn of the century. Meisel has fun drawing and writing about the big frothy hats, all covered with ribbons, bows, feathers, and fabrics, and the excited customers who buy them.

"'Oh, Mr. Selig, you are a genius!' Loretta Falsetta, the famous opera singer, trilled whenever she bought a hat." "'This hat will be perfect for the firefighters' ball!' exclaimed Brenda Hookenlader, the fire chief's wife."

Everything runs smoothly at the shop, until Selig cannot find the last two feathers needed for Mrs. Hookenlader's hat. He entrusts Zara with finishing the hat while he searches the city for more, telling her that she'll make something "good enough for Mrs. Hookenlader, or even the President's wife." But, inexplicably (to the reader, as well), he cannot find any feathers, and therefore he cannot make any more hats.

In a set of exciting pictures, Meisel shows Selig traveling on a great steamship and then through jungles and a desert to find bird feathers. Meanwhile, we see Zara and her mother walking around New York City, feeding ducks, buying hot roasted chestnuts, and watching a puppet show. The period costumes, just like the hats, are colorful and authentic-looking. Finally, Zara shows that necessity is indeed the mother of invention by resourcefully designing her own colorful hat coverings. Zara's paper mache animals, bugs, and other unusual decorations tree adorn the new hats. They're quite inventive, perhaps too much so for society New York society (especially that one with the Dalmatian next to the fire hydrant)! However, when Selig returns empty-handed (again, inexplicably) to the shop, he sees the wacky hats, the crowded store, and later, even Alice Roosevelt-the President's wife!

This is a fun story that encourages creativity and the famous "can-do" attitude found in Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland movies (`say, I have an old bicycle tire, and the judge can lend me his robe-let's put on the show!') The pictures are bright and crisp, and Meisel does an excellent job of showing both close-ups of Sigmund and his daughter Zara, and scene-setting long perspectives as well.

There's a real problem, however, with the premise that Selig cannot find any feathers. The book's plot turns on this premise, but we are never told why the feather source has apparently flown the coop. There's not even an attempt to explain this sudden turn of events. Meisel strives for an authentic portrayal of New York City--he even includes an 1899 photograph of Sigmund and Zara on the back cover-and one wishes he would have added some fun explanation about the feathers. You may want to ask your audience to think of some reasons for this absence, or maybe they'll be so enthralled by the story that it won't matter. A very good book, but it could have been even better.
Sharpmane
Two days ago, I took my 6 year old granddaughter to the new downtown main library in Des Moines.

We found this book and immediately checked it out.

You see, my granddaughter's name is Zara.

"Look, Grandpa! That litle girl is just like me, but with brown hair."

How could I pass that up? More so as I read it to her.

I am buying this book. The library book is due back in two weeks. With any luck, MY Zara will have her own copy by then.
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