Wilson is a canny storyteller who uses rhythmic changes and repetition to make each beat right . . . . Anyone who’s been unfairly maligned will derive special satisfaction as Hat eventually gains a chance to prove himself in this gentle picture book.
This gentle tale of a kindly old man who dotes on squirrels and his kitten is moving in its simplicity. Rendered in soft color washes, the realistic illustrations create a quiet atmosphere. . . . A sweet peek at the bond between a man and his cat.
Charming pastel watercolors and colored pencil illustrations depict a cozy, plant-filled home and an amiable relationship between cat and human.
—School Library Journal
Human help, and a little mutual confidence, save the day in this lovely story about returning the trust that our pets give to us.