"Sophia has known Mrs. Goldman all her life and Mrs. Goldman has always kept Sophia's head warm with her knitted hats. Providing hats for everyone is Mrs. Goldman's "mitzvah". So, Sophia is naturally astonished to learn that Mrs. Goldman doesn't have a hat herself. Who's going to knit a hat for Mrs. Goldman to keep her "keppie" warm? Putting to use the knitting lessons Mrs. Goldman has given her, Sophia decides it's her "mitzvah" to give Mrs. Goldman her very own hat. The only problem is, Sophia is not a very good knitter. But she does make wonderful pom poms. With determination and love, Sophia sets out to surprise Mrs. Goldman with the most special hat in the world! A Hat for Mrs. Goldman is a heart warming picture book full of delightful illustrations." --Jen— From Jen's Staff Recommendations
" 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.
About the Author
Michelle Edwards is the author of numerous picture books, including Chicken Man, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; Max Makes a Cake, illustrated by Charles Santoso; and Room for the Baby, illustrated by Jana Christy. A lifelong knitter, Michelle has also written an adult title, A Knitter's Home Companion. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she and her husband share a house full of books and yarn. Learn more at michelledwards.com. G. Brian Karas has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara, Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins, Neville by Norton Juster, Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, and Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Visit him at gbriankaras.com.