The Definitive Guide to

Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch

Written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Paul Yalowitz
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 4.5 / 5.0
List Price
Target Age
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch. “Somebody loves you,” the note says. “Somebody loves me!” Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. “Somebody loves me!” Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. “But who,” Mr. Hatch wonders, “could that somebody be?” After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!

What Kind of Book is Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare

This book has such a powerful message about the difference a simple act of kindness can make. There are so many of these small, simple acts in the story and they each affect the receiver in profound ways, but none more profoundly than Mr. Hatch, a lonely old man at the beginning of the story, and someone entirely different at the end. Mr. Hatch’s loneliness is relatable to people of all ages; we see ourselves in his shyness and the difficulty he has in reaching out to others. When he receives a gift and a cryptic love note, it gives him confidence and motivates him to connect with the people around him. Empathy is another strong theme in the book. Not only do we feel for Mr. Hatch in his loneliness, but, along with Mr. Hatch, we feel for the newsstand man and the butcher in their difficulties. Reading this story together can facilitate conversations about who we might know that could use a little lift, or maybe some brownies!

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

This book has a great story and wonderful message. It can facilitate important conversations about caring for other people and how that makes a difference in our lives as well as theirs. However, it’s also a very long, very wordy book, and I have little kids, so we’ll be saving it for when they’re a little older.

Book Lists That Include Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch

Book Lists › being nice
Best Children's Books About Being Nice
Book Lists › kindness
Children's Books About Kindness
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch

Eileen Spinelli

Eileen fell in love with words and decided to become a writer as a young child at Sellers Memorial Library. She is the author of many children’s books, along with being a mother and a grandmother, and currently lives with her husband, Jerry Spinelli, who is also an author in Pennsylvania. When she is not writing books (which she does longhand, and then on an electric typewriter), she enjoys drinking tea, picking herbs, trying on hats and star-gazing with her husband.

View Author

Who Illustrated Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch

What Has Eileen Spinelli Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Eileen Spinelli know that we want more details from them about Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch!

What Has Paul Yalowitz Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Paul Yalowitz know that we want more details from them about Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch!

More Books From These Creatives

Thankful book
gratitude · Thanksgiving
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class book
helping others · kindness · friendship
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class
Buzz book
bugs and insects
money · entrepreneurship · problem solving
Miss Fox's Class Earns a Field Trip
health · sleep · good behavior · food
Miss Fox's Class Shapes Up
good behavior · kindness · lying
Miss Fox's Class Gets It Wrong

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

To the Sea book
making friends · kindness · problem solving · friendship · being nice · hard work · loneliness
To the Sea
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse book
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · bullying · kindness · empathy · being nice · diversity · imagination · friendship · horses
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse
The Rag Coat book
bullying · friendship · love · family
The Rag Coat
Here We are book
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · kindness · the world · outer space
Here We are
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom book
kindness · princesses · fairy tales
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom
 Sandcastle That Lola Built book
teamwork · kindness · castles · the ocean · building things · the beach
Sandcastle That Lola Built
Great Joy book
homelessness · kindness · the nativity · Christmas · holidays
Great Joy
Three Little Words book
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · love · valentines · family · feelings and emotions · friendship
Three Little Words

Book Details

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Publication Date:
January 1, 1996