Article Title

A Happy Hat


Kayla Packard


Excellent, Primary, hats, belonging, optimism

Document Type

Book Review


A hat reminisces about its creation and the ups and downs of being passed from owner to owner. When the hat is taken away by a stray dog, it finds itself alone in the woods. A mother bird finds the hat and builds a nest inside for her eggs. The hat provides shelter and warmth as the babies hatch and grow. As the birds fly away, the hat looks forward to future use and finds joy in helping others in different, and sometimes unconventional, ways. Readers will be inspired by this simple illustration of being positive amidst trying circumstances, feeling confident in one’s own value, and finding joy in serving others.