The Hat Full of Secrets

The Hat Full of Secrets

By Author / Illustrator

Karl Newson, Wazza Pink


Personal Growth

Age range(s)



Little Tiger Press Group








Henry's got a secret ... a big one!  And he doesn't know what to do with it.

Grandpa suggests he should keep it under his hat - and he's got just the hat for the job. But when Henry puts it on he discovers that Grandpa has some secrets of his own!

A lyrical and heart-warming story celebrating the magical bond between a child and a grandparent, with full colour illustrations on every page.



The Hat Full of Secrets by Karl Newson and illustrated by Wazza Pink is a delightful book. A short story from Little Tiger, this hardback has full colour illustrations throughout, including the beautiful end papers.

Henry has a secret. A big secret that he doesn't know what to do with. He talks to his grandad who suggests keeping it under a hat. But Henry doesn't have a hat. Grandad to the rescue - he loans Henry a hat to wear, and Henry discovers that Grandad has some secrets of his own.

This is a heart warming story filled with love, adventure, imagination and memories. The relationship between Henry and his grandad is very special and portrayed well. This would make a beautiful gift from a grandparent to a grandchild.

The language is lyrical and the plot points are fun, making it perfect for key stage one children. The illustrations are well pitched and enhance the story greatly. Bright and colourful, they bring a sense of life and add to the adventure. A great book, highly recommended.

96 pages / Reviewed by Bryony Davies, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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