Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781599902470, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 31, 2009
A spare, imaginative picture book that makes a perfect gift.
A boy and his mom happen upon a lone hat in the middle of the park. It's bright red, and fits Henry just right. Turns out, Hat has a ton of important uses It shields the sun. It doubles as a sled or a boat. It even fights crocodiles in Africa. . . . But what about Hat's owner? Maybe he or she needs Hat even more than Henry does. Henry's imagination may have run away from him, but in the end, his heart knows the right thing to do. An arty picture book about a boy and his imagination, "Hat "inspires readers to revel in the power of creativity.
Paul Hoppe is a New York-based illustrator, designer, and author who teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author-illustrator of two picture books and the illustrator for several other picture books and young adult books. His work regularly appears in the New York Times and the New Yorker. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. paulhoppe.de.