Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch


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One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.

Somebody loves you the note says.

"Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. "Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. "But who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could that somebody be?"

After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689718724
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 63,448
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, and the critically acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
pacifickle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book is my favorite for Valentine's Day. Mr. Hatch is a lonely, friendless man, until he receives a present from a secret admirer. Then, he blooms, contributing greatly to his community. It is a lovely story about being a good friend, especially on Valentine's Day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchase this book each year for the past 15 years. I bought it for my children's classrooms and now for my great niece's classrooms.
PrincipalMyers More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hatch gets a surprise that changes his whole outlook on life. He is a changed man until he discovers that the gift was a mistake. Mr. Hatch returns to his olds ways of thinking and acting until he is saved by those that were touched by his good nature. I read this story during a staff meeting and on several classroom visits. I have used it as gifts for staff and family members. It has been added to my "Principal's Favorites" book basket.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just heard this book for the first time in a storytelling class. Mr. Hatch's life was truly changed by the delivery of a package. Kids will love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hatch lives a sad and lonely life. He follows his sad routine, day after day, not talking to anyone and generally keeping to himself. One day he receives a surprise package that cheers him up so much that he shares his excitement by helping others. He becomes part of the community. Near the ending, the situation is sad, but it ends on a joyful note. I loved it and I'm looking forward to buying it! Three cheers for Mr. Hatch and his friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hatch is a reserved man who lives alone, has no friends, and keeps to himself. All that changes when he receives a heart-shaped box full of chocolates on Valentine's Day with a card that says 'Somebody loves you'. He has no idea who sent it to him, and since everyone in town is suspect, he suddenly begins interacting joyfully with everyone around him. A warm book that reaffirms what is most important: who you love and who loves you. This story will be cherished by children and read every Valentine's Day.