Hats Are Not for Cats! by Jacqueline K. Rayner
Are hats for cats? A big, bossy dog and a determined cat disagree. This funny rhyming romp–with a large cast of cats and hats–leads readers to the perfect conclusion: hats are for everyone
A big, severe, plaid-hat-wearing dog insists that the small black cat in the red fez shouldn’t be wearing a hat–any kind of hat–because hats are for dogs. His patronizing tirade doesn’t convince this cat, however. Defiantly, she wears an assortment of hats, described in the gleeful rhyming text, and brings in other cats to join the protest. The silliness of both text and pictures offers a cheerful take on bossiness and managing conflict, with a win-win resolution.