cover image SHALL I KNIT YOU A HAT? A Christmas Yarn

SHALL I KNIT YOU A HAT? A Christmas Yarn

Kate Klise, , illus. by M. Sarah Klise. . Holt, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-7318-8

Beating the winter chill and warming hearts are the themes in the Klise sisters' (Regarding the Fountain ) darling tribute to knitwear and holiday giving. With a blizzard reportedly on the way, Mother Rabbit quickly knits one and purls two to craft a hat for her son. Little Rabbit, concerned for their friends, suggests they make hats for all of them, too. The thoughtful and elaborate design process leads to a very merry Christmas morning fashion show in town. The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor. Images of Little Rabbit's headgear sketches and Mother Rabbit's method of clandestinely taking measurements are a hoot. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)