Book review : A Hat for Mrs.Goldman

Book: A hat for Mrs.goldman 

Author : Michelle Edwards

Illustrator : G.Brian Karas

Age : 4 plus 



“ Love is  when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own “ . 

A hat for Mrs.goldman written by Michelle Edwards is a simple and heartwarming story based on the quote above. 


Storyline : 

Little girl Sophia and mrs.goldman are neighbors. Mrs . Goldman loves knitting ,When sophia was a small  baby she knit her a  tiny hat to keep her warm . Now sophia is big and she helps Mrs . Goldman by making the Pom Poms for the hats she make for her friends and neighbors . 

Keeping keppies ( head in Yiddish ) warm is our mitzvah ( good deed in Hebrew) says Mrs goldman and she  had taught sophia to knit , since sophia found it hard , she thought making Pom poms were easier .

One day they both went for a walk with fifi , the dog of mrs Goldman , Sophia was wearing a sweater and a fuzzy hat and it was knitted by mrs .goldman . It was one of the early days of winter , and the wind was very cool , Mrs. goldman’s hair was blown left and right and her ears become pink , because she has given her hat to mrs . Chen and doesn’t have one for her . 

Sophia feels bad and decides that she has to do something and bring a hat for mrs Goldman . What mitzvah does Sophia do to keep mrs.goldmans keppie warm is the rest of the story . 


The storyline is simple yet  it gives a beautiful message for not only kids but also adults .The illustrations are excellent and it is mentioned that the illustrator Brian karas has learnt knitting exclusively for illustrating this story . The bond between Sophia and Mrs.goldman is beautifully expressed in words . There was a guide at the end on how to knit a hat and make Pom poms . The story is not only about knitting and love but also about Sharing and kindness . 

Recommended for kids age four plus this for sure will be a warm read during cold winter nights . It’s time to think about the mitzvah we have done or going to do , so don’t wait let your good deeds be like rain , Drop a little everywhere . 


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