Children's book about man with many hats

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Children's book about man with many hats

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Redigerat: aug 29, 2011, 7:03pm

I remember a man with lots of different kinds of hats that he wound up leaving on a tree, I think. I clearly remember a derby hat.


I also remember that the man was dressed in clothes that remind me of a Victorian gentleman's outfit - a coat and bow tie. He had a round face and a mustache.

aug 29, 2011, 6:59pm

Not The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins?

aug 29, 2011, 7:01pm

Odd; that looked like is was going to be a successful touchstone, but then it didn't, and in the field for this new message, on the right, Cubbins is still showing, though I haven't typed it in this message. Here's a link:

aug 29, 2011, 7:01pm

No, that's not it, but thanks.

aug 29, 2011, 7:22pm

"Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina. A favorite with my kids.

aug 29, 2011, 7:37pm

That's the one. I'm sure of it.

Redigerat: aug 29, 2011, 7:45pm

>5 jalual: Even if it isn't the OP's book, thanks for the memories! It was a favorite of mine many years ago.

aug 29, 2011, 7:53pm

Yes! That's it! Thank you!

aug 29, 2011, 7:58pm

That was one of my favorites as a child, too! :-D

aug 30, 2011, 6:16am

Esphyr Slobodkina, Caps for Sale is the one I thought of too when reading the first post. Great book! Interestingly enough there's also another by the same author, Circus caps for sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, and a third, Pezzo the Pedlar and the Thirteen Silly Thieves. The first mentioned is definitely the most well-known.