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My kid studying in KG has a moral story of fox and crow (which you may already know).

Just in case you don't know the story, here it is in short:

A crow finds a piece of bread and just before it starts eating it, a fox sees and plans to take it from the crow. Then it says, "oh crow you look beautiful and your voice is so sweet. Can you sing a song for me?" Then that foolish crow opens her mouth to sing and the bread falls out of her mouth, and the fox grabs it.

The moral of the story, as written in the book and this is the question

Do not carried away from the hattery

What does hattery mean?

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Sounds to me like the word is supposed to be "flattery" and that the moral would be something like "Do not be carried away by flattery." –  JAM Sep 11 '12 at 13:25
@JAM You must be right; no one cares about a hat shop. –  tchrist Sep 11 '12 at 13:31

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Your kid's storybook must have been very poorly proofread. That is a well-known fable by Aesop. As explained on wikipedia, the story is "used as a warning against listening to flattery."

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My gut feeling is that this is a book that was proofread by software rather than by a human. –  Roaring Fish Sep 11 '12 at 15:00
I have been asked by my wife on phone, I thought it was from the book, but actual thing is that, the story is in the book, but teacher wrote it in his book. It looks like the writing style is what it made it look like hattery –  Inglish Sep 12 '12 at 4:37

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