Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Welcome to NYCCT's Summer Reading Club! Our final book pick: Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau!
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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Written by Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by David Roberts


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. (via Amazon)



Small Talk

Here are some conversation starters to get you and your little one talking about the book!

  1. What does your favorite hat look like?
  2. How do you think Madame Chapeau feels when people in her community offer her their hats? Why does she turn them down?
  3. Why does Madame Chapeau finally take the little girl’s hat at the end of the story?
  4. Tell me about your best birthday.

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