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Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau
Madame Chapeau inside
Madame Chapeau inside 2

Beaty & Roberts are a pairing akin to Donaldson & Scheffler – if I see a new book from the duo I buy it without thinking, without reading the sleeve, without anything – it WILL be good.
OK, so unlike the latter pair these guys have only produced 3 books together (so far) but those 3 books are just soooo good – we have written about Iggy Peck Architect before and Rosie Revere Engineer and now I’d like to introduce you to Madame Chapeau … I’m sure you will fall in love with her!
Unlike Iggy & Rosie, Madame Chapeau is not in Lila Greer’s 2nd grade class but rather owns a hat shop in Paris and makes the most beautiful hats for her chichi Parisian clientele. But Madame Chapeau is a lonely lady until on her birthday a thieving crow gives Madame Chapeau the chance to see how many people are eager to be her friend.
The story starts with a pang of sadness for this lady who is quietly unhappy and lonely but how powerful the message is that there is love out there for all if you seize it and a birthday is always a good time to ‘seize’!

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau is available from Amazon (US and UK ).

-Mo x


Comments (8)

January 21, 2015

Hi Mo, just wondering what age you think this and the other two Beaty & Roberts books are suitable for. Would love to buy my little Iggy all 3 but think he might be a bit young. I have seen them in bookstores so would be ordering online (and can’t flick through myself), thanks!

January 21, 2015

Thank you Mo, this is just perfect for us right now – someone who is feeling a little bit unloved at school will be a happy recipient!

January 21, 2015

Just ordered it for Zulema’s birthday in Feb! Thank you for the inspiration. It’s beautifully illustrated and full of fashion, Paris and friendship what is not to love?!

January 21, 2015

Just ordered! Love the concept and message. Thanks for the recommendation, Mo!

January 21, 2015

Thanks so much for this recommendation. We love Iggy and Rosie (my oldest chose Iggy tonight!), particularly as I am an architect and my husband’s an engineer! I’m sure my girls would love Madame Chapeau and the beautiful illustrations too. Thanks again 🙂

Courtney in London
January 21, 2015

I ordered this last week (after reading your post in pending) and we love it! Is it just me or are David Roberts’ illustrations even better in this book? His illustrations of Madame Chapeau are SO good. He nailed Madame Chapeau so perfectly. She’s SO French! xx

January 21, 2015

Oh how funny! I was just mentioning our love of Rosie Revere, Engineer in this post yesterday at HotMessMamas.com. It’s wonderfully creative had has such a good message about overcoming doubt.

Can’t wait to try this latest from Beaty and Roberts. Thanks for the heads up!

January 23, 2015

Oh my, this book is the best!!! Thanks for the recommendation!!

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