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I Want My Hat Back : E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books - Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back

E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2011
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
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A picture book debut by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a cheeky twist, aided by graphically simple, and truly hilarious, illustrations.

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as it he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance.

Told completely in dialogue, this quirky take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humour and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

About the Author

Jon Klassen has created illustrations for popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General Award in 2010. I Want My Hat Back is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles, USA.

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5.0

Fantastic for both kids and adults

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

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    Comments about I Want My Hat Back:

    The "hat trilogy" by Jon Klassen is a joy to read to yours kids. The books are elegant in their simplicity, well-illustrated (so much of the story is told in the characters' eyes) and provide a good message to children. They are as entertaining for adults to read and re-read as they are for kids. Will be keeping an eye out for more works by this author.

     
    5.0

    What a delightful bedtime read!

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      Comments about I Want My Hat Back:

      My boys (9 & 7) loved discovering the storyline for themselves through the beautiful artwork. Cleverly written with few words and a funny ending that left my kids giggling.

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      5.0

      Hilarious

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        Comments about I Want My Hat Back:

        This is one of my favourite children's books.
        Hard to know who enjoys this book more, my girls or their parents.
        The ending is very funny!

         
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          Comments about I Want My Hat Back:

          Cheeky and delightfully entertaining The ending lends itself to interpretation and speculation.

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          You know, bears may stand for adults in some way, because they're big, they're ungainly, they're goofy. They're like most of us grownups. But the bear in this book paws down; he's got to be the dimmest, most slow-witted, brilliantly stupid bear to come along in years. I really love him.--NPR Weekend Edition A marvelous book in the true dictionary sense of "marvel": it is a wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. A charmingly wicked little book.--The New York Times Four pages into this charmer, every kindergartner will know where the bear's missing hat is - but they'll never predict the hilarious revenge he takes on the thief.--People Magazine Deliberately understated, with delectable results... Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Deliberately understated, with delectable results... Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"I Want My Hat Back" is a marvelous book in the true dictionary sense of "marvel" it is a wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. A charmingly wicked little book.--The New York TimesIndubitably hip, this will find plenty of admirers.--Kirkus Reviews

          Jon Klassen

          Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California.

          He is the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, as well as the illustrator of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; The Dark by Lemony Snicket; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson; and the first three books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

          Visit Jon Klassen's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780763655983
          ISBN-10: 0763655988
          Series: E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
          For Grades: 1 - 2
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 40
          Published: 1st October 2011
          Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
          Country of Publication: US
          Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 20.9  x 1.0
          Weight (kg): 0.39