Pink Hat’s Adventure with Seagulls, Hats, and Dancing Feet
List Price: 10.00
Category: Children’s Books
Available: January 2012
Will Pink Hat’s “Special Power” save her in THIS Adventure? Pink Hat, a hat who can communicate with all living things is bright, with the full range of emotions of a young child. She loves adventure more than anything. The story begins as Pink Hat, while on a ‘SPICE’ Connection’ adventure walk encounters two seagulls who are so sad they have turned blue. It’s February and the only visitors at the beach are old people and their dogs. They yell at the seagulls; they don’t share their food, and their dogs bark at them. The sad seagulls want to learn how to dance for and with the college kids who come for Spring Break. The kids welcome them, accept them, and feed them junk food. Without thinking, Pink Hat promises to teach the seagulls to dance. As their walk continues, Pink Hat, who now realizes how big the other seagulls are and how badly they misbehave, begins to get really worried. During the ‘SPICE’ Connection’ adventure walk she learns a lot about how our planet works, and she also meets many hats from all over the world at the ‘Go Green’ Hats Convention. Will the hats help her solve her problem? What will Pink Hat need to do herself to get ready to teach the gulls? Will Pink Hat keep her promise? Will the seagulls learn to dance?
Einstein stated, “You can’t solve a problem using the same thinking that created it.” John and his wife, Pat, are both children’s science educators. They both believe that today’s serious problems call for a new kind of thinking and Pat’s main character, Pink Hat, playfully expresses this in ‘Pink Hat’s Adventure with Seagulls, Hats, and Dancing Feet,’ created for elementary school children. The Rollers live in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Pat’s awards include: Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, and induction into ECU’s “Educators Hall of Fame” in 2008.