Christmas Books, picture book, Readalouds

The Twelve Books of Christmas: Shall I Knit You a Hat?

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love read to me, this quirky heartwarmer!

This is a lovely reminder that Christmas is about the people we share it with. When she hears about a blizzard, Mother Rabbit makes a special winter hat just for Little Rabbit. He loves his hat so much, he decides that all of their friends should receive lovely, handmade knit objects for Christmas. Mother Rabbit and Little Rabbit design a unique creation for all the special people in their lives. At first, the animals don’t know what to make of her quirky creations. But it turns out they are just right for a snowy day.

Kate Klise’s language is gentle and lovely. You can feel the love and respect Mother and Little Rabbit have for their friends in her careful choice of diction. M. Sarah Klise’s illustrations are vivid and rich, adding extra warmth to this cozy story. For all you knitters out there, the book comes with a pattern so you can make your own hat for your own Little (or Big) Rabbit.  

This book strikes a chord with me because like the animals in this story, I am also lucky to be surrounded by many thoughtful, special people in my life who are especially skilled at selecting (or making) the perfect personalized gift. One of those such people is my multi-talented roommate*, who provides the world wide web with a daily dose of men’s style at Daily Haberdashery. With out urban family Christmas just around the corner, I look forward to our own cozy Christmas, which is sure to be as lovely as the one depicted in this sweet, off-beat gem.

*I actually have two multi-talented roommates who both happen to be online, one doing the crafty thing, the other the fashion thing. I am fortunate to live with such wonderful, creative, supportive people.

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