The Mind-Reading Hat
Lois Wickstrom, author
This year, Caspian's Grandfather gives him a hat for his UnBirthday. Wearing it lets him hear what people are thinking. Mom doesn't want him to know what surprises she has in store, so she sends him next door to talk to their neighbor Geraldine. He wonders if she has surprises for him. Then he hears a turtle talking.