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Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

The avid rabologist (collector of walking sticks) selects five children’s books with plenty of style

Anthony Moss picks his favourite children’s books about fashion.

1. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

The tall anthropomorphic cat in the red-and-white top hat may be the most famous hat wearer in childrens’ literature. Mayhem and madness ensue when he comes to brighten Sally and her brother’s dull day. 

2. The Fabulous Story of Fashion by Katie Daynes

The fascinating story of fashion – from cave dwellers’ coats to the catwalk couture of the modern age. Beautifully illustrated with fabulous fashion detail, this brings costumes alive through every fold, sequin and pearl.

3. Under my Hijab by Hena Khan

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Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. A young girl observes the ways very different women in her life customise their hijab, and dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future.

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4. Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

This is a touching story about a boy who wants the latest shoes but whose grandmother can’t afford them. His school gives him a pair of not-so-cool shoes which his classmates tease him about.

5. Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day by Amy de la Haye and Emily Sutton

A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes by Anthony Moss is out now (Rowman & Littlefield, £58)

After her naughty brother Ollie destroys her favourite hat, will Clara be able to find a new one she loves as much? Clara’s quest takes her to London shops, including Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason, and is replete with imaginative millinery creations.

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