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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Jon Klassen

Series: My Hat (1)

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Title:I Want My Hat Back
Authors:Jon Klassen
Info:Walker Childrens Paperbacks (2012), Paperback, 40 pages
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Tags:revenge, dilogue

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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (2011)


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Poor bear's hat has gone missing. He searches all over the forest asking the animals if they have seen his hat. Though everybody says they have not seen his hat, one animal seems particularly guilty and has a hard time hiding it. This story is great for teaching students the skill of inferencing as they figure out who took bear's hat. It is ideal for upper elementary students, however lower elementary students would enjoy the silly story as well. ( )
  Cayetlin_Hardeman | May 1, 2017 |
A bear in search of his hat forgets one very important detail as he searches all through this book written by Jon Klassen. This book has humorous illustrations to go with the cute and fun story. Children of younger ages will love this and even the older age elementary kids may get a kick out of it. ( )
  AshlynWilliams | Apr 25, 2017 |
Summary- Story of a bear who lost his hat. He goes searching for it and questions many animals. Until he remembers seeing who took his hat. Then he goes and finds the person who took it and to get it back.

Critique of Genre- Fantasy, talking animals.

Age- All Ages, 1st- 4th grade.

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  DRhodes02 | Apr 19, 2017 |
This book is simply brilliant. Its simplicity in word usage as well as simple illustrations does not take away from the sheer brilliance that this book portrays. The book appealed to my inner comedian with a cute tale of a bear just asking for closure on the whereabouts of his beloved hat. A good read for all ages. ( )
  lpittman | Apr 17, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Review: This book is about a bear who lost his hat and looks for it by asking many other animals if they have seen the hat. He asks the rabbit, who has his hat, but does not realize it and moves on. Later, the bear remembers that the rabbit had the hat and gets it back. I enjoyed this book because it is simple and a little strange, but I think it is funny and is a great attention-grabber. I would like to have this book in my classroom for students to read.
Uses: This book could be used as a mentor text for making predictions or inferences, using graphic features, or it could just be read for fun. However, I think it would make a good mentor text.
Media: Digital ( )
  jbohall14 | Apr 3, 2017 |
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My hat is gone. I want it back.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763655988, Hardcover)

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.

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 the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

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A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.

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