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Editor's choice

Too Many Hats

Too Many Hats

Written and illustrated by Hilda Offen

Troika £4.99
ISBN: 978-0957301337

An engaging tale which sets a fair pace as a princess, a cat and a large collection of hats come together in a funny, confusing way. The rule is 'No Pets Allowed' at the palace where Princess Paloma lives. So, when her secretly adopted cat, Hattie (Hat for short), disappears, there's quite a kafuffle as everyone is searching for the lost Hat. Lavishly illustrated with amusing line drawings, this would be perfect for a newly confident reader. Elaine Chant

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