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Ivan doesn't need to worry about his future because his father, the hatmaker who loves him most, shows him that there is only one hat--and one life--created just for him. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Winner of an Excellence in Media 2005 Silver Angel Award!
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 10.0 X 9.0 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
This lovely tale and its vivid illustrations capture the truth that God has made everyone for a special purpose. Children (and those who love them) will be excited that God knows them so well and has a perfect plan for them.
Max Lucado is a best-selling inspirational author and speaker, and a minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His award-winning books have been translated into more than 41 languages and have occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years, Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed "Americas Pastor" by Readers Digest and Christianity Today, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by the New York Times. His books include You Are Special, If Only I Had a Green Nose, and The Boy and the Ocean.
David Wenzel received a BFA from Hartford Art School and has been illustrating professionally for nearly thirty years. He is recognized for illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Hobbit, as well as numerous other childrens materials.
Linda Devine4 Stars Out Of 5December 10, 2009Linda DevineOur sons (4&7) were not interested in reading the book based on the cover picture only. But when we read it to them, they really enjoyed it. And it was a good spring board for talking about pursuing the things that God designed us for instead of what the world thinks we should do.Definately recommend it!
Shellie Power5 Stars Out Of 5September 4, 2009Shellie PowerMax Lucado has a wonderful way of presenting a powerful message for children. This hard-cover book is a must for every library and at this price there's really no excuse!
John R. HayesWinnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5July 27, 2009John R. HayesWinnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: maleI thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can therefore highly recommend it. I think it should be widely distributed to early childhood educators so that they can share this classic story about " What do you want to be when you grow up ? " with young boys and girls.
Barbara Howell5 Stars Out Of 5July 13, 2009Barbara HowellA charming, thought provoking book look at Ivan's struggle to wear hats that others wanted him to wear. Encourages the little people to think about each person being gifted with individual, special talents and personalities. My 4 yr old granddaughter talked about the story in conversations even days after reading the book. It will be a favorite.
Susan Kidd5 Stars Out Of 5May 24, 2009Susan KiddWhat a delightful book for my granddaughters. the story is great and the pictures are really cute!