Edwards, Michelle A Hat for Mrs. Goldman, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. PICTURE BOOK. Schwartz & Wade (Random), 2016. $18.
Mrs. Goldman is always knitting hats for everyone in the neighborhood, but her little neighbor, Sophia, realizes that Mrs. Goldman doesn’t have a hat of her own. Sophia’s job is to make the pompoms for Mrs. Goldman’s hats, but she did learn how to knit last year. Maybe Sophia can make a hat for her friend – and maybe her pompoms will save the day.
The will first of all be a big hit with the knitting crowd. Gift idea, folks! But also, it is a good classroom book, whether to introduce a crafting segment (pompoms or knitting), or to talk about friendship and seeing a need and filling it.
GIFT – ESSENTIAL. EL (K-3), EL _ ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher