The Hat Maker's Hats is about a man who makes hats and gives them away for free. Everyone seems to appreciate his gifts. But then one day, people begin to demand that he do better and give them what they want rather than what he is offering. The hat maker becomes discouraged and wonders if it is even worth making hats anymore.
When faced with opposition, it is easy to lose faith in your abilities. But why do we do what we love? Is it to please others, or is it to fulfill a need inside us?
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Destined to be a childhood classic
The audio book is the perfect companion for the print version. The gentle and engaging narration shouldn't replace a parent's participation, but for those times when mom or dad can't read out loud, Emily Dragon brings her charming story to your child in a voice that speaks to your child, but never speaks down to them.
It is amazing how many life lessons can be told in such a short time. This is why this book will become a go-to favorite for parents and children alike. Self esteem, dealing with disappointment, being true to yourself, true happiness - each of these and more are presented as a jumping off point for discussion. Would that text books contained such wisdom!
It is obvious that Emily Dragon does more than just reads the words she has written. To be honest, I personally don't listen to audio books, as I enjoy reading for myself. But with a child who may not read yet, or is more hearing oriented, this is a wonderful medium.
A better question would be, where was I not moved? As I wrote earlier, this short story is full of life lessons. There is no room for moments that do not move you, or give you something to ponder.
- Dwight Jenkins