Grandpa always wore his hat to Jason's house, and when his grandfather dies, Jason inherits the special hat and wears it to remind him of all the good times they shared together.
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When Jason's grandfather dies, his grandmother gives him the hat his grandfather wore when they shared good times together. In a quiet, gentle tone, Jason tells of how they made matching snowmen with pickles for eyes, and how, when freshly gathered eggs broke inside the hat, the old man said, "I guess the yolk's on me." At book's end, Jason practices tipping his hat and saying "Mornin' " as his grandfather used to and concludes that he needs to grow up before he can "wear his grandfather's hat." While newcomer Scheller has created likable characters, her first-person narrative often seems too sophisticated for the voice of a child. Narahashi ( Who Said Red? ; Who Wants One? ) deviates from her familiar style and artfully mimics the pencil drawings of children, subtly suggesting the emotional bond Jason shares with his grandfather. Nonetheless, her scumbled, thoughtful drawings do not mitigate the slightly therapeutic tone of this message book about how memories can aid those dealing with grief. Ages 4-8.
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A favorite hat serves as pivot for revealing episodes, narrated by Jason after Grandpa's death, that portray their special relationship: when Jason jumps on Grandpa's hat by mistake, Mom scolds but Grandpa says, easily, ``leave the boy alone,'' and gives him a wink; the hat tops the snowman they build and is used to carry eggs from the henhouse. And though other longtime belongings are sold after Grandpa's death, Jason is given the hat, with permission to wear it now or wait until he grows into it. Scheller makes a strong debut with her warm, skillfully crafted narrative; Narahashi's glowing impressionistic pastels are an excellent complement, deftly capturing the action and mood. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Margaret K. McElderry, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11068950540X
Book Description Margaret K. McElderry. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 068950540X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1827939