Madeline and the Bad Hat

Madeline and the Bad Hat

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
lived twelve little girls
in two straight lines
the smallest one was Madeline.
Nothing frightens Madeline—not tigers, not even mice. With its endearing, courageous heroine, cheerful humor, and wonderful, whimsical drawings of Paris, the Madeline stories are true classics that continue to charm readers even after 75 years. In this next adventure, Madeline has a new neighbor who she does not like so much. Can she and Pepito ever get along? 

Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was the author of the beloved Madeline books, including Madeline, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Madeline's Rescue, winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140566482
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Madeline Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 80,846
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ludwig Bemelmans was a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults. His Madeline book rank among the most honored children’s book series. Madeline was named a Caldecott Honor Book, and the first of its five sequels, Madeline’s Rescue, won the Caldecott Medal and was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year. Mr. Bemelmans died in 1962, after completing Madeline’s Christmas. Visit 

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Madeline and the Bad Hat 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A new little boy moves next door to Madeline, and she and the girls think he is a bad kid. The boy, Pepito, taunts the girls. Ms. Clavel tries to help find an outlet for the boy's energy. Pepito learns from the error of his ways when letting a cat out of a bag backfires, and he gets attacked by dogs. He becomes really good, but the girls miss the old Pepito. He goes back to his old silly ways, but he promises never to harm animals ever again. This book is really cute. I love all the Madeline books!
mmuncy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans is one of the books about Madeline, a young girl who lives in a home with eleven other girls. During this installment, the Spanish Ambassador moves next door. The Ambassador has a son who terrorizes not only the girls, but the neighborhood animals as well. The ¿bad hat¿ decides to have a little fun one day. He puts a cat in a bag and soon all the dogs are following him. Miss Clavel and the girls happen to be out walking and see him let the cat out of the bag which then jumps on his head and all the dogs attack. Miss Clavel and Madeline save him and he swears he will not terrorize animals anymore.I like this book. I haven¿t read many of the Madeline books, but I may have to pick up a few.This might be a good book to use to introduce the concept of government in foreign countries. Because the book revolves around the son of the Spanish Ambassador, it might be a good idea to start with Spanish government.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really wasn't fond of this book, at all. I didn't like the plot, I didn't like the boy, I didn't like the female adult's blindness to the boy's faults, I didn't like the total 180 he did after the dog attack, I didn't like the violence and actions and words portrayed, I didn't like almost any of it. The only redeeming quality was that the boy did eventually learn from his mistakes. But even there, the change was so complete that it felt almost fake. I do not really recommend this book to anyone.
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While I've enjoyed other Madeline books, this one is uncharacteristically harsh. What adult wants to explain a guillotine to a young child?
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's a good book. it is about a bad hat named pepito. after he got in the middle of a cat fight, he was no longer a bad hat. it's not just for 3--8 year olds. i'm nine and i loved it. this book is for all ages.