Loeta Werren, 84, gives the first copy of her book for young children to Trish Murphy, to whom it is dedicated. Both are retired teachers from Sherman Central School. Mrs. Murphy used the story in her pre-school class last year, and the students liked it so much that Mrs. Werren decided to illustrate it. Her family and friends were so impressed with the finished product that she decided to copyright and publish it. "The Little Man In The Big Hat" is based on a series of letters Mrs. Werren wrote to a grandson about 25 years ago. Her daughter found the originals in a desk drawer over a year ago and gave them to her. That is what started the project.