KATHY'S HATS by Trudy Krisher

KATHY'S HATS

A Story of Hope
Age Range: 6 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Kathy describes the hats she's worn since she was a baby- -winter cap, sunbonnet, Easter finery--until the year she gets cancer and chemotherapy leaves her with a new need for hats that makes her dislike them for the first time. This attitude problem is solved rather easily when Kathy takes Mama's advice to put on a ``thinking cap...to help...when you are faced with a challenge.'' Still, it's useful to have a realistic, straightforward, and upbeat picture of a child coping with cancer and surviving it, as many do; the hats also give the story an effective unifying motif. An author's note sets the book in this context and explains that it is based on her own daughter's experience; Westcott's perceptive, freely drawn illustrations are painted in cheerfully attractive colors. (Picture book. 6-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8075-4116-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992




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