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I Want My Hat Back (E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Series: My Hat (1)

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Title:I Want My Hat Back (E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books)
Authors:Jon Klassen
Other authors:Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick Press (2011), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 40 pages
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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (2011)


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When a bear loses his hat, he sets out to find it. He goes and asks a variety of animals has seen it, until he finally remembers something important that he may have missed when talking with rabbit. A fun read about honesty and the powers of observation.
  kharper0718 | Aug 14, 2015 |
A hilarious take on the classic repetitive tale with sly, subtle illustrations, this book begs to be read aloud, complete with silly voices for each of the characters. The book’s resolution allows for students to infer what has become of the hat’s thief.
  cameroneshaw | Aug 8, 2015 |
Bear has lost his hat. He searches for it, and asks the other animals if they have seen it. No one has... except for Bear.
  tracybeggs | Aug 7, 2015 |
A great sequel to its previous book ,"I want my hat back" is great for early literacy. ( )
  RuthFinnigan | Jun 7, 2015 |
Summary: A bear loses his hat and tries to get it back by asking a variety of woodland animals in the forest if they have seen it. The bear asks rabbit if he's seen his hat, but the rabbit says no even though he is wearing Bear's hat. When bear realizes, the character runs back through the book to confront rabbit.

Personal reflection: I liked this book a lot because it was the first picture book that I have read where the flow of the book is changed when the bear runs backwards, back through the pages. I thought this was really unique and the story is very easy to keep interested with.

Class use: Text set for confronting others, read aloud and discuss if the students would have gone back for their hat and ask students to write a paragraph about things that have been stolen from them and how they have confronted their problems.
  MelissaKlatt | Apr 28, 2015 |
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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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