A Happy Hat
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
I am a hat.
I am worn out here and there. I have a few holes, and even a few weeds sticking out.
But I am still very much a hat. A very happy hat.
I have lots of stories to tell.
A Happy Hat is a sweet and upbeat tale of resilience, optimism, and hope. The life story of a hat — a very happy hat — and its various owners illustrates how dealing with disappointments and stressful situations is crucial to one's well-being.
A Note to Parents written by psychologist Mary Lamia, PhD, discusses the importance of helping your child recover from adversity and encouraging a hopeful attitude. Additional tips and strategies from APA's "Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers" are also included.
- Bronze Medal, 2014 Independent Publisher Awards
A Happy Hat is a colorful, consumable children's picture book with an underlying message about resilience. The story follows a weather-beaten, seemingly abandoned hat that remains joyful despite the many changes that have happened to it…A final, two-page "Note to Parents and Other Caregivers" goes into detail on ways to help children adjust to difficult times and abrupt changes in their lives. Highly recommended.
—Midwest Book Review
Cecil Kim has written a beautiful story about an extraordinary hat that manages to find the good in life no matter its challenges. There are many teachable moments for children to learn about disappointment, challenges, self-wroth, self-discovery, hope and optimism.
—Children's Books Heal