Mr. Zinger’s Hat

Publisher: Tundra Books
This critically-acclaimed picture book by award-winning author Cary Fagan is about stories and story-telling, and is sure to entertain children at home and at school for years to come.

This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a man, and together they build a story. This story within a story is charming and changes both their lives . . . and quite possibly the reader's as well.

Cary Fagan's charming tale, complemented by the imaginative illustrations of artist Dušan Petricic, will delight
young readers who enjoy spinning their own.

PRAISE FOR

SELECTION - "The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers" Winter Children's Book Panel, 2012
SELECTION - TVO Parents Top 10 Summer Reading List for Ages 6-8, 2012
SELECTION - Today’s Parents 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Book of All Time, 2012


PRAISE FOR Mr. Zinger's Hat:

"Petričić .... expertly evokes the episode's understated warmth while cranking up the visual appeal with a set of distinctly delineated central characters interacting comfortably with one another. A thoroughly engaging addition to the shelf of stories about story making." --Kirkus Reviews

"Petričić uses simple outlines and candy colors for the story within-a-story and somber shades and cross-hatching for the scenes of Mr. Zinger and Leo – so distinct are the styles, they could easily be the work of two separate, equally accomplished illustrators. . . Fagan’s dialogue moves smartly.” --Publishers Weekly

"Mr. Zinger’s Hat is a wonderful story about the shared process of creating . . . a story! . . . It is a charming illustration of creative interaction." --CM Magazine

"Every child needs a Mr. Zinger – and his hat! – in his or her life . . . This book oh-so-softly brings across a sweet, multigenerational message about sharing the power of imagination.” --Booklist