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#BookADay: HOORAY FOR HAT! by Brian Won, plus advice for children’s book illustrators

HOORAY FOR HAT is Brian Won‘s debut picture book, and was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt earlier this year.


“Elephant wakes up grumpy—until ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too—until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. An irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulous hats.”

I wrote about Brian and HOORAY FOR HAT earlier this month

Three things children’s book writer/illustrators can learn from Brian: 

1. Understand the emotions behind the characters you are illustrating.

2. Don’t compare yourself to others. Instead, compare where you are now to where you came from.

3. Join the SCBWI and attend conferences, enter the Portfolio Showcase. You never know what might happen!


More info: Donalyn Miller’s Summer Book-A-Day Challenge | Archives of my #BookADay posts