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This Is Not My Hat

From the muted, natural palette which emerges from the end papers to the quirky humour that is just so Klassen, This Is Not My Hat picks up from where I Want My Hat Back left off, and runs with it.

Klassen is doing for hats what Mo Willems did for pigeons ... launching them in to a whole new stratosphere.

Our fishy little narrator is sporting a rather fetching pale blue hat which he stole from another fish. A large fish. A sleeping fish. Of course he won't notice. If he does notice, then of course none of the animals he passes will reveal his new secret hiding place. Of course not!

Klassen's ability to convey so much through the movement of one little eye (on one very big fish), reveals an artist's eye for details and an author's ability to tell a story ... just so.

This is not my hat Images © 2012 Jon Klassen

As in I Want My Hat Back, the ending is deliciously wicked. This Is Not My Hat concludes with an intriguing open ending for little ones to ponder over. Pure delight!

Klassen plays wonderfully on a child's keen sense of right and wrong whilst tapping in to their mischievous sense of humour.

This is Not My Hat is full of suggestions and implied meanings delicately conveyed through both dialogue and illustrations - such a perfect combination for reading out loud to a gaggle of eager children. They love it!

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From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.

When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened. . . . Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.

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Hardcover
Pages
40
ISBN
978-1406353433

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This Is Not My Hat 2012-10-13 21:46:03 Kylie Buckley
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Reviewed by Kylie Buckley    October 14, 2012

This Is Not My Hat

Once again Jon Klassen brilliantly combines a story about a precious hat with beautiful illustrations for a wonderful result. This time the treasured hat is owned by a big fish. While the words of the story are those of a mischievous little fish, it’s the big fish’s captivating eyes that tell the other side of the story. This underwater adventure is a great conversation starter for young children about integrity.

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I'm glad your prize arrived safely Kylie.
Thanks for your thoughtful and considered review - I'm glad you are enjoying This Is Not My Hat as much as I am!

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