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Happy Book Birthday to Vern Kousky

Congratulations to Vern Kousky on the release of his newest picture book, HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT. This adorable story is sure to warm your heart as much as Harold’s hat warms his head.


“All libraries should make space on their shelves for Harold.” School Library Journal, starred review

In this sweet picture book that celebrates selflessness and the joy of helping others, a little bear named Harold loses his beloved woolly hat—only to discover that others need it more.

What makes a bear special? For Harold, it is his beloved striped woolly hat. He wears it when he sleeps, when he goes to school, and even when he takes his monthly bath. But when a crow whisks the hat off his head and high up into a nest, Harold doesn't feel so special anymore. He tries everything to get it back--offering the crow blueberries, worms, and even shiny objects--but alas, the crow will not budge. Turns out that the hat has a new special purpose: keeping three baby crows warm. This heartwarming picture book features an irresistible bear and gently reinforces the notion that it doesn't matter what you have, it's who you are that matters.

Elana Roth Parker