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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman : A Story about Knitting and Love
by Michelle Edwards and G. Brian Karas


Overview - " A] celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Karas's adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood." -The New York Times

Here's a heartwarming winter picture book that's sure to appeal to families who love knitting.

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More About A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards; G. Brian Karas
 
 
 
Overview
" A] celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Karas's adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood." -The New York Times

Here's a heartwarming winter picture book that's sure to appeal to families who love knitting.

Mrs. Goldman always knits hats for everyone in the neighborhood, and Sophia, who thinks knitting is too hard, helps by making the pom-poms. But now winter is here, and Mrs. Goldman herself doesn't have a hat--she's too busy making hats for everyone else It's up to Sophia to buckle down and knit a hat for Mrs. Goldman. But try as Sophia might, the hat turns out lumpy, the stitches aren't even, and there are holes where there shouldn't be holes. Sophia is devastated until she gets an idea that will make Mrs. Goldman's hat the most wonderful of all. Readers both young and old will relate to Sophia's frustrations, as well as her delight in making something special for someone she loves.

A knitting pattern is included in the back of the book.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780553497106
  • ISBN-10: 0553497103
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sophia notices that Mrs. Goldman knits hats for everyone in the neighborhood and never thinks of herself. “Where’s your hat?” Sophia asks when they’re out on an icy day walking Mrs. Goldman’s dog. “I gave it to Mrs. Chen,” the woman replies. Sophia prefers making the pom-poms that adorn Mrs. Goldman’s hats to knitting anything herself, but she decides to make Mrs. Goldman “the most special hat in the world.” In a series of captivating spot illustrations, Karas (Make Way for Readers) shows Sophia hard at work, her dot eyes intently focused on the yarn. But Sophia’s knitting leaves much to be desired. Can this token of love be saved? It’s a supremely lovely story, a tribute to the rewards of grit and selflessness; Edwards’s (Max Makes a Cake) unadorned, emotionally genuine text is as winning as the pictures. Readers will be able to add two words from Jewish culture to their vocabularies—keppie and mitzvah—and there’s one more word that fits both Sophia and Mrs. Goldman to a tee: mensch. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Lori Kilkelly, Rodeen Literary Management. Illustrator’s agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Oct.)

 
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