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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

by Michelle Edwards

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Sophia helps a neighbor to make hats for babies. The neighbor, Mrs. Goldman always makes hats and gloves for people so they can be warm. Sophia decides to return that kindness to Mrs. Goldman.
age: 6-9
source: in class book share
  jazzmnM | Aug 18, 2017 |
Sophia wants to make Mrs Goldman a hat because Mrs Goldman makes hats for everyone else and winter is coming up so it's getting cold out.
Ages: 3-5
Source: In class presentation
  gurkamal | Aug 14, 2017 |
This book is about a little girl named Sophie who makes a hat for Mrs. Goldman. When the weather gets cold Mrs. Goldman has no winter hat, so Sophie decides to make one and surprise her. During the process Sophie realizes she is not the best at knitting, but remembers Mrs. Goldman telling her she loved the pom poms she makes. Sophie decides to make a bunch for the hat and Mrs. Goldman loves it. This book is suitable for children ages 3 to 8 years old. Timberland library ( )
  kara1204 | Aug 3, 2017 |
A mitzvah for readers! Warmth and love radiate throughout this gentle and amusing story about an intergenerational friendship. Back matter includes instructions on how to knit Mrs. Goldman's hat and make the decorative pom-poms (although I had to look online for the pom poms; I didn't quite understand the directions without an illustration!). ( )
  Salsabrarian | Apr 11, 2017 |
Sophia enjoys the warm hats Mrs. Goldman knits for her, but when she realizes Mrs. Goldman needs a hat too, she decides to take matters into her own hands. A Hat for Mrs. Goldman introduces young readers to the concept of a mitzvah, first with a brief definition and then elaborating with Sophia’s story. Karas’ mixed media illustrations add a light touch to the story, earning chuckles with moments like the monster hat. The comedic proportions of the Sophia’s handmade hat and Mrs. Goldman’s kind response emphasize the impact of Sophia’s mitzvah without becoming didactic. Themes of sharing and kindness make this warm-heartened story a perfect read for winter, for knitters and non-knitters alike. For crafty readers, instructions at the end detail how to recreate Sophia’s hat. A Hat for Mrs. Goldman is very highly recommended for children ages four to seven. ( )
  Jessie_Bear | Mar 25, 2017 |
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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.

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