Tap Into Your Imagination with Henri’s Hats by Pixar Animator Mike Wu

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New from the Disney·Pixar Artist Showcase series comes Henri’s Hats by Mike Wu (Disney Press), an imaginative story about going on adventures through family artifacts, featuring a sweet grandson and grandpa relationship, and heartfelt message that will encourage families share their own stories.

On the train ride to visit his grandpa, or Papa, Henri is only interested in his game. But then George the dog steals Henri’s hat upon arrival, so Henri makes chase and finds himself in front of a trunk full of hats.Henri tries on each hat . . . and imagines himself a race car driver, a sea captain, a flying ace, and more! But when Papa finally catches up to Henri and George, and Henri hears Papa’s stories, real stories, that when the real adventure begins!

About Mike Wu

Mike Wu is the author and illustrator of Ellie, which was selected as NPR’s best of 2015, and the follow-up, Ellie in Concert. He is also the illustrator of the Oodlethunks series. When he’s not making books, he animates at Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on Toy Story 3, the Cars franchise, Coco, and the Incredibles films, among other movies. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, and he is the creator of children’s clothing and gift line Tiny Teru. Mike lives in the Bay Area with his family. Visit him online at theartofmikewu.com.

About Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase Books

This series of picture books puts the spotlight on the incredible artists of Pixar Animation Studios. The pages of each book showcase the personal work of one of these talented artists and introduce a brand-new world and characters.

Henri’s Hats is now available in major bookstores nationwide and online at Amazon

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  1. shelly peterson says

    This looks like a cute book. I like the illustrations.

  2. Gwendolyn Jordan says

    I like the cute dog

  3. Dana Rodriguez says

    This is such a cute book. I think our grandson would love it.

  4. The graphics on this are amazing. They really do trigger ones imagination.

  5. My youngest granddaughter would enjoy reading this book.

  6. The artwork is gorgeous, and I love the idea of making adventures out of family stories! I think this is a book my nephew would absolutely love.

  7. Buddy Garrett says

    Our granddaughter would love this book. Thanks.

  8. Amy Greenwood says

    This book is adorable, I’m going to keep it in mind for a Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Tamra Phelps says

    It’s impressive that Mike Wu’s last book was the best of the year according to NPR. Clearly, he knows how to write compelling children’s books.

  10. Jerry Marquardt says

    This looks like some very interesting reading. I am so glad to ready your review on it.

  11. Ellen Levickis says

    Love the dog!

  12. Ellen Levickis says

    Who doesn’t love a cute little dog?

  13. This looks like a wonderful Christmas gift, to be read over and over. Very nice!

  14. My kids are 3 and 5 years old, and this looks like a book that they would really enjoy. Also, they love hats, so they would really be engaged with the different types of hats in this book. 🙂

  15. My kids are 3 and 5 years old, and this looks like a book that they would really enjoy. Also, they love hats, so they would really be engaged with the different types of hats in this book.

  16. Looks like a book that my grandson would really enjoy reading. Please count me in!

  17. Ellie Wright says

    My granddaughter would love this book.

  18. gloria patterson says

    this would be fun to read to zay she would really enjoy it

  19. I bet my grandsons would enjoy this.

  20. The illustrations are very nice in this book.

  21. Holly Thomas says

    Sounds like a fun read.

  22. Angelica Dimeo says

    The illustrations look really cool

  23. Great illustrations..soft colors but has whimsy.


    The animation is delightful I will be reading this with the kids what a positive message to our youth imagine anything …you can do all

  25. My granddaughter would love this book

  26. Shelby Terwell says

    I think this looks like an awesome kids book! 🙂

  27. Debra Branigan says

    I have enjoyed looking at this book review more than once studying the book. I will be looking into this story.

  28. Breanna Pollard says


  29. I would love reading this to my grandsons!

  30. Judy Schechter says

    Looks like a really fun book!

  31. Sarah Phillips says

    This looks so good! The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking. I could see my nieces and nephews wanting this to be read to them again and again!

  32. kathy Persons says

    Looks like a great book. My guy loves to wear hats~

  33. Henri’s Hats by Pixar Animator Mike Wu seems like an entertaining book and perfect gift for a child.

  34. Richard Hicks says

    The artwork is really nice looking.

  35. It’s somcool the author works for Pixar as an animator. I especially liked Coco which he worked on!

  36. Saundra Bowers says

    What a fun looking book! I love the illistrations!

  37. Tamra Phelps says

    This seems like such a sweet story. It’s definitely an amazingly drawn book.

  38. Dorothy Boucher says

    I love Pixar animations and this book pretty awesome! Sounds like a wonderful story.

  39. Donna Jacoby says

    That looks like a good children’s book–I love the illustrations! Thank you for sharing!

  40. Ellen Levickis says

    I love the cover

  41. That book has such wonderful illustrations. I would love reading this book to my kids for sure.

  42. Debra Branigan says

    Look forward to reading this.

  43. I really enjoyed reading books like this to my children when they were young!

  44. Richard Hicks says

    I think the kids would really enjoy it

  45. Mya Jo Murphy says

    Any child is going to fall in love with this!!

  46. Tamra Phelps says

    It’s really nice that this series of books devoted to Pixar animators is being produced. They are obviously very talented people.

  47. gloria patteerson says

    looks like a book that we will enjoy

  48. Holly Thomas says

    Looks like a great read for kids.

  49. Kasee Johnson says

    Great illustrations! While my kids are all too old for this book, I am adding it to my list of Books To Be Gifted!

  50. Audrey Stewart says

    What a charming book. I just know the kids will love this.

  51. What a nice way to celebrate the special relationship kids have with their grandparents.

  52. Debra Branigan says

    I would love to share with my grandson.

  53. This looks like a very entertaining book. I think my boys would really enjoy it.

  54. This is definitely a fun and imaginative book!

  55. Love the artwork and looks like really cute stories

  56. Milly Bryant says

    I love the artwork!

  57. Tamra Phelps says

    I think this looks like a book that could turn out to be a classic. The illustrations are beautiful.

  58. Debra Branigan says

    I am looking forward to reading this.

  59. Debra Branigan says

    Looking forward to reading this.

  60. Debra Branigan says

    The perspectives used in the illustrations really make the book appealing.

  61. kristen visser says

    oh my gosh this book looks adorable. both of my girls would love it. will have to make a note of this one ! thank you for sharing

  62. I do like that this story is about a sweet grandson and grandpa relationship. It sounds so nice!

  63. I think this would be a great book. Pixar animators just rock! This looks fun and well done.

  64. Tamra Phelps says

    It’s obvious that Mike Wu is a very talented guy. This looks like a modern day classic to be.

  65. gloria patterson says

    I think that a lot of kids and adults would enjoy reading this book

  66. I’d also like to read Ellie and Ellie’s Concert by the same author.

  67. Heather Bridson says

    Love the art, great looking book!

  68. Debra Branigan says

    This is a lovely book.

  69. I’d love to share this book with my nieces.

  70. Abigail Gibson says

    My grandmother would love this as well as my nephew.

  71. Love the whimsical illustrations!

  72. What a lovely book! Looks so cute 🙂

  73. My nephew would love this. Looks like a fun book.

  74. Ellen Levickis says

    What a nice book!

  75. Abigail Gibson says

    Looks amazing. My grandmother would love this.

  76. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m not surprised to see this illustrator/author has worked on Coco, etc. The illustrations kind of remind me of Coco.

  77. I love how the pages work vertically with each other, as most books do so horizontally.

  78. gloria patterson says

    the pictures are bold and eye catching something kides need

  79. Dorothy Boucher says

    I love the cover on this book and the story line sounds like an adventure, i’m sure the grandchildren will enjoy reading this.

  80. Mike Wu, the author and illustrator of this book is very talented!

  81. (Tap Into Your Imagination with Henri’s Hats by Pixar Animator Mike Wu) The book looks and sounds wonderful, I liked this about it; New from the Disney·Pixar Artist Showcase series comes Henri’s Hats by Mike Wu (Disney Press), an imaginative story about going on adventures through family artifacts, featuring a sweet grandson and grandpa relationship, and heartfelt message that will encourage families share their own stories.

  82. Love that it has the relationship of a grandchild and grandparent

  83. gloria patterson says

    This would be one of those books that I would read first and read to my great niece.

  84. Tamra Phelps says

    Pixar animators are obviously among the best. This book’s author just proves that.

  85. Amanda Roach says

    looks like a book my girl would like.thanks for ssharing.

  86. Dorothy Boucher says

    This book sounds wonderful as i’m sure it is, very entertaining by the look of its cover.

  87. gloria patterson says

    books that have kids using their imaginations is so important and the illustrations are really good

  88. Tamra Phelps says

    I like that it has a Grandparent/grandchild relationship in it. Most kids can really identify with that.

  89. I would love to share this with my grandson! The story sounds great and the illustrations look great!

  90. Patty Wright says

    My grandaughter would love this book

  91. My grandchildren love to use their imaginations so this would be a fun book for them.

  92. Dana Rodriguez says

    This would make a great gift!

  93. Debra Branigan says

    The illustration look fun.

  94. I Love these illustrations! They really bring the character to life!

  95. I love the artwork. It looks like a super cute book. Great animator.

  96. Katie Bellamy says

    This book looks adorable!

  97. Tamra Phelps says

    This looks like such a sweet story. The illustrations remind me of classic children’s stories.

  98. My niece would enjoy this book.

  99. nice illustrations with vivid colors

  100. gloria patterson says

    This book really looks interesting and I think my niece might really like it

  101. I’ve been looking for something cute like this. I want to get it!

  102. I’ve been on the hunt for something cute like this. I must get it!!!

  103. Dana Rodriguez says

    This is a really cute book. I love the artwork!

  104. My kids would have loved this book when they were young.

  105. Jennah Jackson says

    This story looks so fun! I love how it sparks the imagination and the pictures are so fun and bright

  106. My niece loves to read and would love this book! I am glad Pixar is branching into children’s books as well as movies.

  107. The illustrations are so colorful and would hold any child’s attention in this book.

  108. Karley Moore says

    This looks like a fabulous book for my sister’s classroom.

  109. Judy Schechter says

    I think kids will love this book, it’s an adventure! And the illustrations are wonderful!

  110. This looks adorable! I love books that encourage big imaginations like this one does.

  111. looks like an adorable book. love to read to the grandkids!

  112. Kim BookJunkie says

    I am addicted to audiobooks so this is right up my alley!!!

  113. susan hartman says

    This book sounds and looks delightful. My grandson is 4 and loves to be read to. He also has a Papa!

  114. Deborah Cochran says

    My grandkids (ages 4-10) love to read which I’m super grateful for as I was an avid reader (and still am!). One of our favorite Saturday’s are spent in book stores. I would love to introduce this author to them and get their opinion too!

  115. How cute! I love the illustrations, so cool.

  116. My daughter would love this book.

  117. Anita Duvall says

    I love the colors and the illustrations the most. Henri is really cute!

  118. I love the illustrations. They sort of remind me of old style animated films. I think you can tell they were done by an animator.

  119. I am buying this for my first Grandchild! Awesome book!

  120. sheila ressel says

    Sounds like a really cute book. The illustrations add great visuals to the story.

  121. I think my nieces would love this book.

  122. Rebecca Kuntz says

    I love the premise of this book! It sparks imagination and gets families interested in past experiences of older, if not wiser family members!

  123. Angela Saver says

    This looks like great illustrations and a great encouragement for families to build relationships and share stories with one another!

  124. gloria patterson says

    This sounds like a interesting book. I wan my great niece to love books and reading so I started buying her books very early in life. She loves them and once ever couple of months I get a older reader book for her. So I think this wold make a great addition to her life down the road

  125. This book looks amazing! It would be a great choice for a baby shower gift.

  126. Dorothy Boucher says

    What a great little book, I love the story line, the cover and i’m sure the children will enjoy me reading this to them.

  127. Angelica Dimeo says

    This book sounds really fun and I love the illustrations in this book.

  128. This looks like a nice children’s book to read,and it would be fun as well.

  129. Great book to spark a child’s imagination. The illustrations look lovely.

  130. this book looks so fun! Id love to read it to my daughter

  131. My granddaughter would love this book!

  132. Pixar does amazing work! This looks so cute 🙂

  133. rochelle haynes says

    This sounds good

  134. Henri’s Hats by Mike Wu seems wonderful. I would love to read this to my young nephew and I like the illustrations.

  135. What a fun book about imagination!

  136. Shirley Smith says

    What a cute book….. I know my Grandbabies would love for me to read it to them… I will have to keep an eye out for it.

  137. Stacy Brogan says

    looks like a fun book

  138. shelly peterson says

    This looks like a really cute book.

  139. Stephanie Phelps says

    Oh this book sounds amazing. using you imagination is what it is all about when you are a kid. She would love that it includes hats.

  140. Debra Branigan says

    I love this book from what I can see and the story sounds very sweet.

  141. These illustrations are adorable!! My grandsons would enjoy this book!

  142. This looks like a really cute book. I love the graphics

  143. The illustrations look really interesting.

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