Millie's Marvellous Hat
Millie loves hats, but she can’t afford to buy any of the beautiful ones in the hat shop. But the shopkeeper has an idea. He produces a box containing an amazing hat with the most perfect shape and color imaginable—if Millie dares to imagine it. Millie does dare, and soon she sees not only her own marvellous hat, but everyone else’s hats as well.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
“Kitamura matches his quiet story of imagination and empowerment with soft watercolor illustrations that teem with fascinating urban detail. Decked out in a bright-yellow slicker and boots, Millie’s small cheery figure easily stands out amid crowded streets and parks, but it’s her fantastical hats that command center-page attention. A real charmer.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Whimsy drives both the text and airy watercolor art of Kitamura’s (The Young Inferno) story of a girl with a creative and colorful imagination. . . A cheerful tribute to a determined and optimistic imagination.” —Publishers Weekly
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1956. He started to work as an illustrator for advertising and magazines when he was nineteen years old. He first went to the United Kingdom in 1979, and about a year later he began to show his portfolio to publishers. He was very lucky to meet Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press who gave him the text of Angry Arthur by Hiawyn Oram, which became the first book he illustrated. He has been writing and illustrating picture books ever since. In addition, he illustrates poetry books and paints pictures, and also writes for magazines and newspapers in Japan.