Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau (Hardcover)
"Whimsical illustrations dance along with the lyrical story of a single woman who makes hats for a living in Paris. While her life is very chic, she lacks her own perfect hat. Many offer her their own as a substitute but none fit just right until a true friend offers something very special indeed."--Reviewed by Emily Ages 2+
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In a three-story house with a shop down below,
lived the worlds finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau.
Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined.
Brilliantly singular. One of a kind.
So begins the tale of a lonely hat maker who matches customers to the perfect hat but lacks her own perfect match in life. Once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. Mon dieu As she chases the crow through the streets of Paris, a baker, a policeman, a cowboy, and others offer her their own hats to wear. None of them are quite right, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat "knitted with love and her] best birthday wish."
From the bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer comes this delightful and very stylish story about love, community, and friendship, with some fancy hats thrown in for good measure.
Praise for Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
"Beaty carries the bounces and lilts to the very last page. Roberts' colorful, exaggerated hats (many of which are modeled on real designs) whimsically adorn the multicultural Parisian public."
About the Author
Andrea Beaty is the author of many books for children, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies. She lives near Chicago. David Roberts, a former milliner, has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London.