This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat

Book - 2012
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A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763655990
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 29 cm.


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A tiny minnow has stolen the tiny blue bowler hat of a larger fish, and narrates his escape with reassurances, yet all the while the illustrations have a different tale to tell.

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Sep 14, 2014

The small fish is certain that the large fish is clueless about his hat. Once the big fish finds the little fish, the illustrations make the reader question the whereabouts or the demise of the small fish. I read this book to my son – who is too cool to read picture books. He admitted that the big fish’s eyes and the wordless crab’s expressions made him chuckle.

JewelMcLatchy Dec 27, 2013

Everyone, no matter how old or young, should read the "hat books" by Klassen. Worth the time, priceless illustrations (which tell a good portion of the story).

Jan 16, 2013

Another great one from Jon Klassen. The whole time the kids were anticipating the outcome and were not disappointed. So subtle yet so funny!

Dec 17, 2012

HILARIOUS! LOVED THIS BOOK! great pic, great wording, great plot, great ending, just a great book!

McIndoo Oct 23, 2012

A very clever and funny book that does a lot with very little text and big evocative illustrations.


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