"It is spring in the valley of the Moomins, and Moomintroll and his friends, Snufkin and Sniff, are out for a walk. They find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new and just waiting to be taken home, and soon realize that this is no ordinary hat. When it's used as a wastepaper basket, eggshells turn into soft little clouds everybody can ride. And when Moomintroll wears the hat, he turns into the King of California! But a few strange happenings never stop the Moomin family and their friends from seeking new adventures -- like exploring the Hattifattener's Island or catching the Mameluke. It isn't until the black hat produces a jungle of vines and flowers which grows inside the Moomin household that everyone wonders if perhaps magic is more trouble than it's worth.
Enhanced with Tove Jansson's simple, sprightly drawings, Finn Family Moomintroll has been a favorite with audiences around the world since it was first published more than forty years ago." [jacket copy]
I love LOVE this book....I laughed at times! Transport yourself to another world where some things are much different but you will find friendship , peace and love!
There is some mischief too which I find humorous...a great read-aloud for all the family!
This is a favorite from childhood. I still have my dogeared copy from 1965. I got a more updated copy for my children to enjoy.