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A Hat for Mr Mountain

Written by Soojin Kwak

A Hat for Mr Mountain Synopsis

A sweet and funny picture book about kindness, creativity and how to make a hat for a mountain. Nara loves to make hats of all shapes and sizes for the animals who visit her workshop in the forest. Then one day she receives a letter from Mr Mountain: he wants a hat, too. Nara is up for the challenge, and knits him an enormous woolly hat . . . which is perfect until it shrinks in the rain. The leaf hat is eaten, the stick hat burns to the ground. What other material can she try? The exploration of different materials and their properties makes A Hat for Mr Mountain the perfect picture book for primary STEM lessons. This warm and humorous story about never giving up, and the importance of working together to help a friend is illustrated in quirky and exquisite detail. Look out for the mice making a smoothie! A masterful debut from the winner of second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2018.

A Hat for Mr Mountain Press Reviews

A sweet and funny picture book about kindness, creativity and how to make a hat for a mountain. [...] A masterful debut * ReadingZone, librarian's book choice * The detailed, superbly expressive illustrations are an absolute delight. With themes of friendship, determination and collaboration, her telling is beautifully stitched together: it's also ideal for STEAM discussions both in the classroom or at home. -- Jill Bennett * Books for Keeps * There's a lovely 'what if' challenge in this quirky and inspiring picture book ... The story unfolds beautifully, and it makes a great tale of friendship, creativity and ingenuity. There's lots to discuss while reading and this could prompt interesting STEM conversations or projects too. * Love Reading 4 Kids - Debut of the Month * Just how do you make a hat for a mountain? Annie and her animal friends rise to the challenge in this warm, quirky debut . . . The exploration of materials ties in nicely to primary STEM lessons. * The Bookseller * Kwak's endearing style should appeal particularly to creative kids who like to invent, solve and make. * The Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529012873
Publication date: 23rd January 2020
Author: Soojin Kwak
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Soojin Kwak

Soojin Kwak has a degree in Illustration from Kingston University in Surrey and won second prize in the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Illustration with her first picture book, A Hat for Mr Mountain. In 2019 she won the Bologna Book Fair Silent Book Prize for her book, Starbuilders. Soojin is from South Korea, but loves spending time in the UK.

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