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Hip, Hip . . . Beret!

Written by Melanie Ellsworth & illustrated by Morena Forza
Published by Houghton Mifflin
5.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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A playful and humorous picture book about what happens to Bella’s beret when the wind sweeps it away. Find a few special touchable berets on the cover and inside!

Granpère gifts Bella the hat she’d always wanted–a beret! But just as she places it on her head, a gust of wind whisks it away. When the beret accidentally lands in a chef’s pan . . . hip, hip, souflée! When it mistakenly lands on the head of a dancer . . . hip, hip, ballet! The wind continues to sweep the hat farther and farther away. Will Bella ever get back her beloved beret?

Children will love to read aloud this humorous and heartfelt story filled with repetition, rhyme, and hilarious wordplay. On the cover and inside of the book, find a few special touchable berets as an interactive and tactile element to engage young readers.

What Kind of Book is Hip, Hip . . . Beret!

Primarily about:
presents and gifts
imagination and play
funny and humorous
action and adventure
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.75 / 7.0

Very fun rhymes. Not much text, but lots of humorous story.

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Who Wrote Hip, Hip . . . Beret!

Melanie Ellsworth

Before becoming a children’s book writer, <b>Melanie Ellsworth</b> worked as an ESL teacher in Boston’s Chinatown and later as a literacy specialist in Maine, having earned a Master’s of Education in Language and Literacy in 2002 from Harvard University. She lives in Maine with her family. <p/> <br>

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Who Illustrated Hip, Hip . . . Beret!

Morena Forza

<b>Morena Forza</b> works as an illustrator specializing in the children’s market, with her work appearing in trade, picture books and educational books, magazines, greeting cards, and digital media. Morena started out as a pixel artist, so she learned to love the tiniest details in her drawings. She then pursued illustrating full time–she hasn’t stopped drawing since. She lives with her two cats and a hound in Milan, Italy but secretly dreams about moving to the countryside.

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Publication Date:
February 16, 2021

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