Mr. Qwerty worries that his ideas might seem strange, so he keeps them under his hat. But extraordinary ideas refuse to stay hidden for long.
Norman Qwerty is a man of many ideas, and none of them are the least bit ordinary. He's quite certain that no one else thinks the way he does, and this makes him keep to himself. But when his ideas get too big to hold in, he builds the most extraordinary thing! Soon the beloved Mr. Qwerty is never alone (unless he wants to be), and the world will never be the same. In a simple story whose intricate, quirky illustrations are teeming with fanciful inventions, Karla Strambini encourages creative kids to let their ideas out from under their hats and show the world what amazing things they have to share.
Norman Qwerty has a great mind but "was afraid that people would think his ideas were strange, / and he felt completely alone." The imagination-heralding prose is smartly spare; the specifics, ultimately documenting Qwerty's triumphant invention, are in the involving, largely black-and-white illustrations, which show Qwerty to be a boy in man's clothing and a hat that incubates ideas.