Brimsby's Hats by Andrew Prahin is so delightful. I love the simplicity of the story and the art. A friendship story and finding new friends, it hits rather poignantly. I love the Adobe illustrations done with limited palette from spread to spread. It has a good variety of white space and full page color. The loneliness is palatable. This title is quite inventive and unique. I can't wait to share it with parents, teachers, and children.
I think I'll use this with first and second graders. Emotionally, I think the primary students will appreciate this story more than preschool or Kindergarten.