"An airy story, with graceful illustrations in black and white and color by the author W. T. Cummings, breathes fantasy with the same naturalness with which a child wishes for an improbable but delightful boon." -- Kirkus Reviews.
While Grandmother's asleep, Annabelle creeps out of her room and up the stairs to the dark and mysterious attic. Among the jumble of curious items packed away in the gloom is a big white hat with a floppy brim. Annabelle can't resist trying it on and thinks, "If I were a bird and this hat were my wings, I could fly. I wish I could fly " And she does
This boldly colorful story marked the debut of acclaimed author/illustrator W. T. Cummings. Lauded by The New York Times as one of the ten best children's books of 1959, the now-rare volume is available in this lovely new hardcover edition, ready to charm a new generation of readers and imaginative hat-wearers.
"Young children will delight in the wish-fulfillment-based narrative, while adults can enjoy the whimsical story and pictures." -- The Emerald City Book Review