HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT
words & pictures by Vern Kousky (@vernkousky
published by Schwartz & Wade/Random House (@randomhousekids
Say hello to my favorite new if-this-doesn't-give-you-the-warm-fuzzies-nothing-will picture book.
What makes a bear special? For Harold, it is his beloved striped woolly hat. He wears it when he sleeps, when he goes to school, and even when he takes his monthly bath. But when a crow whisks the hat off his head and high up into a nest, Harold doesn't feel so special anymore. He tries everything to get it back -- offering the crow blueberries, worms, and even shiny objects -- but alas, the crow will not budge. When Harold finds out why the crow wants it so badly, he is faced with a tough choice.
Woven into the absolutely adorable illustrations and funny, well-told story are some substantial themes which elevate the story from cutesy delight to a book that will encourage discussions about problem solving, empathy, and identity.