Synopses & Reviews
Shall I knit you a hat to keep your ears warm?
A delightful tale of holiday giving
When Mother Rabbit knits a cozy winter hat for Little Rabbit, he likes it very much. In fact, he likes it so much that he thinks all of his friends need hats for Christmas. And he has some very creative designs in mind.
While Little Rabbit gets wrapped up in the joy of giving, everyone is reminded that friendship is the best gift of any season. Shall I Knit You a Hat? is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
"Beating the winter chill and warming hearts are the themes in the Klise sisters' (Regarding the Fountain
) darling tribute to knitwear and holiday giving.... The thoughtful and elaborate design process leads to a very merry Christmas morning fashion show in town. The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor. Images of Little Rabbit's headgear sketches and Mother Rabbit's method of clandestinely taking measurements are a hoot."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The Klise sisters team up to show that the giving is just as important as the gift.”—The New York Times
“The acrylic artwork glows with humor and radiates warmth. The author and artist, sisters who have collaborated on several illustrated novels, make a promising picture-book debut here.”—Booklist
“A sweet tale of gift giving and friendship. . . . This is a good selection for holiday sharing”—School Library Journal
“The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor. Images of Little Rabbits headgear sketches and Mother Rabbits method of clandestinely taking measurements are a hoot.”—Publishers Weekly
“Shall I Knit You a Hat? is a warm and colorful story for children, families, and adults during the holiday season. The story is enchanting and the illustrations are colorful whimsy that is very engaging. With a complete Rabbit hat pattern for infant through age three years included, needle artists will particularly love it.”—Armchair Interviews
A delightful tale of holiday giving.
“Shall I knit you a hat to keep your ears warm?” To protect his ears from the cold and snow, Mother Rabbit knits Little Rabbit a hat. He loves his hat so much, he and his mother make them for all of his friends.
About the Author
lives and writes on her forty-acre farm in a valley north of Norwood, Missouri (population: 300 something), where, not long ago, a man at the post office asked her: "Do you make those stories up out of your own head?" Indeed she does!
M. Sarah Klise draws and paints in her studio in Berkeley, California, where she lives with two cats. In addition to her work as an illustrator, Ms. Klise teaches drawing to children and adults in San Francisco's Chinatown. Kate and Sarah are sisters who have previously collaborated on illustrated novels for children. This is their first picture book.
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