A Hat for Mr Mountain
Nara is delighted to receive a letter asking her to make A Hat for Mr Mountain. After all, Nara makes ‘lovely colourful hats in her studio in the forest’. Her stylish skills make the ‘dogs, foxes and giraffes‘ very happy. However, there’s a problem for Mr Mountain is afraid of the winter snow. Can she make him the perfect hat? Would a knitted hat ‘big enough for a mountain‘ do the trick? Or might lazy cats playing with the giant lengths of wool prove a problem? What about rain on a woollen hat? It seems as though woven leaves may prove a better alternative. However, these may prove rather too much of a temptation to the animals. Thereafter what about wood? Surely mice toasting marshmallows on the campfire couldn’t prove a problem. Could they?
It is difficult to find picture books to compare to this one. It is ingenious, curious and so satisfying. There are elements of The Last Tree in its message, and Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter in its energy and wonder. Bookwagon adores A Hat for Mr Mountain. We recommend it highly to all our readers and their families.