The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

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Random House, Inc.
This classic treatise on bullying by Dr. Seuss features a foil cover and color-enhanced illustrations! As topical today as when it was first published in 1938, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is the story of a young peasant (the same as in Bartholomew and the Oobleck&;a Caldecott Honor Award-winner), and his unjust treatment at the hands of King Derwin. While The 500 Hats is one of Dr. Seuss's earliest and lesser known works, it is nevertheless totally Seussian and addresses subjects that we know the good doctor was passionate about throughout his life: the abuse of power (as in Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hears a Who); rivalry (as in The Sneetches); and of course, zany good humor (as in The Cat in the Hat and the 43 other books he wrote and illustrated)!

Baker & Taylor
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins turns 75 in 2013, and to celebrate, a foil-covered Anniversary Edition with a newly color-enhanced interior has been created that would please even King Derwin himself! Hardcover reissue.

& Taylor

Each time Bartholomew Cubbins attempts to obey the King's order to take off his hat, he finds there is another one on his head

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1989.
ISBN: 9780394844848
Call Number: jP SEU
Characteristics: 47 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Bib Control Number: 285146


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Oct 22, 2020

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss, is a very creative, humourous, and entertaining children’s book! I thought that the idea of the story was very unique and funny, and loved the silly animations and characters that came along with it. The writing style, as always, made this book engaging and fun to read, which is great for younger audiences! I would definitely recommend this book to other readers, as I think that the simple, silly story line will be enjoyable for kids and adults alike! This is the perfect book for story time, and will quickly become a household favourite! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 26, 2019

It is more than 75 years old, and I think it was his first book. I know my parents read it to me, and then I read it when I was 5 or 6, and I'm 80 now. Still love it and am sharing it with first graders at 2 schools where I volunteer.

Aug 23, 2016

A classic. A modern fairytale. One of Dr Suess's first books.

vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

Most people wear just one hat on their head at a time, but not Bartholomew Cubbins - a wacky read for children 4-9 years old.

bxbutterfly Feb 26, 2015

Great story to read aloud to students; worked well for kindergarten classes, but it's pretty long for 1 period.
The pictures are mostly black and white, and sometimes difficult for the full class to see.

JewelMcLatchy Jul 20, 2012

Not sure how this got overlooked in my childhood (and maybe I've just forgotten it) but this is a great story. No real moral to it, but funny nonetheless with nice expressive illustrations.


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