Explore the world…read a book

As a parent, you have the power to boost your children’s learning potential simply by making books

After losing her bonnet, the policeman offers Madame Chapeau his hat.

After losing her bonnet, the policeman offers Madame Chapeau his hat.

an integral part of their lives.  Children who are read to are more likely to do well in all facets of education. 


The baker offers his hat

St. Paul’s Preschool values the gift of reading and we make sure it is included in each preschool day. 


All the people in Paris offer their hats

The magic of a book is the focus of our Pre-K Monday Soaring class.  The children experience all aspects of a story. 

madame chapeau

Madame Chapeau is sad because none of the hats is quite right.

Today in Soaring, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Hoffsmith shared the book, Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau. The children embraced the story and showed their acting skills.


All is well as Madame Chapeau is given a hat, knitted with love. The perfect hat.

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Our amazing lead actress!

This is the tale of a lonely hat maker who matches customers to the perfect hat but lacks her own perfect match in life. Once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. Mon dieu! As she chases the crow through the streets of Paris, a baker, a policeman, a cowboy, and others offer her their own hats to wear. None of them are quite right, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat “knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish.”

A delightful and very stylish story about love, community, and friendship, with some fancy hats thrown in for good measure.

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