Even after Uncle Nacho's niece, Ambrosia, replaces his worn-out hat, he has trouble getting rid of it. He is so loyal to the old hat that there seems to be no way to discard it; when he tries, people keep returning it to him. He does manage to give it to another old man--only to have the recipient accused of theft. Finally, wise Ambrosia suggests that he stop worrying about the old hat and wear the new one. This engaging fable, derived from a Nicaraguan folk tale, is appropriately illustrated in bold colors and stylized forms that recall Central American folk art. An entertaining story, doubly useful in this bilingual edition.