A hat can do many things. It can keep you warm and dry. It can help you stand out in a crowd, or it can help you blend in. It can hold your dreams or your secrets, and it can hide your fears. And when you're ready, you can pass it on to someone special in your life, so it can do all the same things for them... and remind them of the special bond you share.
In a touching reflection on love between generations, a grandfather passes down a hat that has seen a world of moments — and carries a big piece of his heart. Rachel Stubbs pairs winsomely expressive artwork with a gentle meditation on family connection and memory, as a grandfather offers his grandchild the anticipation of a life lived with wonder and openness... and a very special hat.
"Throughout these life-affirming moments, some more dreamlike than others, Stubbs’ sublime, exuberantly lined illustrations bounce from scenario to scenario with a consistent sense of magical optimism, carried in each red burst and pale swoop of gray-blue. At each picture’s center sit the elder and the child, an intergenerational dialogue that asks for the warmth of ambitious imagination and its potential in life.... Like a gentle prod to the heart." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||Feb 2, 2021|