The tall anthropomorphic cat in the red-and-white top hat may be the most famous hat wearer in childrens’ literature. Mayhem and madness ensue when he comes to brighten Sally and her brother’s dull day.
The fascinating story of fashion – from cave dwellers’ coats to the catwalk couture of the modern age. Beautifully illustrated with fabulous fashion detail, this brings costumes alive through every fold, sequin and pearl.
3. Under my Hijab by Hena Khan
Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. A young girl observes the ways very different women in her life customise their hijab, and dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future.
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After her naughty brother Ollie destroys her favourite hat, will Clara be able to find a new one she loves as much? Clara’s quest takes her to London shops, including Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason, and is replete with imaginative millinery creations.
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