Sarabella daydreams with such intensity that she has trouble focusing on her school work. Her dreams of painted ponies and bears on tricycles leave no room for math despite her teacher's efforts. Only when she corrals her thoughts into a magnificent hat is she able to interpret to her classmates the power of what she is thinking, and they find their own power too!— From Leita
From the bestselling creator of Skippyjon Jones, a heartwarming story about the importance of imagination and creativity.
Sarabella is always thinking—conjuring, daydreaming, and creating new worlds from her imagination. There is so much going on in her head that it can barely be contained. But there are times when daydreaming is decidedly not a good thing—like when you're supposed to be doing multiplication tables. Luckily, Sarabella has an understanding teacher and with his encouragement She comes up with her own idea to show everyone who she is.
About the Author
Best known for her Skippyjon Jones series, Judy Schachner has illustrated many of her own stories, including the much-loved The Grannyman and its companion book, Bits & Pieces. She has also illustrated stories by others, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson and How the Cat Swallowed Thunder by Lloyd Alexander. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
Praise for Sarabella's Thinking Cap
"This gentle book provides support for every child who daydreams in school and a wake-up call for her or his teachers. . . . A lovely celebration of creativity and a different learning style."
“Readers, particularly introspective types, are sure to see the magic in Sarabella’s perspective.”
“This is the sweetest read aloud for any child, but particularly for the little daydreamer in your life.”
“Sarabella’s ideas, seen through Schachner’s dazzling illustrations, are presented as wonderfully imaginative.”
—School Library Journal
"More than a tribute to a child’s imagination . . . A tender, sensitive tribute to those introspective students in a classroom, who don’t always quite fit the standard educational mold—a welcome thing, indeed."
—Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
“This is a great example of the creativity in divergent brains.”
“This is an exceptional book! It reveals the inner and outer world of a child with attention challenges, presenting this issue as a gift rather than a disability. The fanciful watercolor illustrations are charming and fun. This book is a valuable resource for any child who struggles in school. It could serve as a valuable tool to encourage understanding and respect of individual differences in the classroom as well.”