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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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A bear and he talks about a hat that is missing and no one has seen it. He goes and tries to find it by asking others. He is very nice throughout the story until he finds his hat who stole his hat. ( )
  Miriahharrison | Feb 27, 2017 |
The big idea of this book was that the main character was looking for his/her hat. The main character asked many other animals if they had seen the hat. Then he realizes he knows where his hat is and that someone had lied to him about seeing his hat. I liked this book for 3 reasons. The first reason why I liked this book is because the writing was well organized. The author made the different dialogues in different colors to represent different characters. Also, all the words and sentences were grouped together on the page, so I did not have to look in different spots on the page to read. The second reason why I liked this book is because the plot was simple yet suspenseful. The main character was looking for his/her hat. Going to each animal asking about the hat created suspense as he got closer to finding his hat. There was even a little bit of humor when the main character asked the squirrel if he/she had seen his hat and the squirrel was actually wearing the hat and acting suspicious. The third reason why I liked this book is because the illustrations fit the writing style and plot of the story. The illustrations were simple, which matched the simple plot and simple writing/organization. ( )
  hhilse1 | Feb 10, 2017 |
This is a fantasy story about a bear who loses his hat. He goes around asking other animals (overlooking one suspicious rabbit wearing a red hat), but he can't seem to find it until...he remembers who took his hat! Klaassen uses his dry sense of humor and simple illustrations to kick off his hat trilogy.

Teaching Connections: paying close attention to the pictures, problem solving, sequencing a story ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
I enjoyed the illustrations in this book but found the story lacking a little. I don't think the lesson was very good in the end. A bear lost his hat, he searches for the hat, finds a rabbit who is wearing his hat and accuses them of stealing it. Then he eats the rabbit. I know it's supposed to be lighter that that, I'm sure the kids get a kick out of when the rabbit appears with the hat, but I like stories with a lesson to learn from them, instead of two wrongs making a right. ( )
  nicholekoch | Dec 2, 2016 |
This is a story about a bear who lost his hat, he ask all of his friends if they know where his hat is, but they all say no, even the rabbit, that did steal the hat. This is such an awesome book to have students predict, and not only that, but it can also be used to discuss what it means to steal and lie. ( )
  danimeineke | Nov 24, 2016 |
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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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