Synopses & Reviews
The first picture book by bestselling novelist Emma Straub, this joyous and inventive read-aloud will inspire kids to see ordinary objects in a whole new way.
Some people think hats are fancy things you can buy at a dressy store, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. In this book, acorns and raspberries are snug hats for your fingers, and an empty pudding cup is a good hat for a stuffed bear. Pajama pants make dangly hats, books can be dramatic hats, and bubbles make very fine hats as well (if temporary). Readers will be delighted to discover that anything can be a hat if you believe it is. Hats are everywhere you look!
"Full of bright colors and strong shapes, and centering doll-like characters with an array of skin tones, digitally enhanced collage art from Gómez contributes bountifully to this book's classic feel." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Children will have a ball donning their thinking caps and coming up with original ideas for devising all sorts of hats and various creatures and objects to wear them — including themselves." Kirkus (Starred Review)
About the Author
Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, We're All Adults Here, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
Blanca Gómez is an illustrator and designer who started creating illustrations for her mother when she was just a child. Now her art can be seen around the world. Her clean, colorful images, filled with playful elegance, are on display at her Etsy shop and in her picture books Besos for Baby, City Moon, One Family, Red House Brown Mouse, and City Bird.