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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
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This Is Not My Hat (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Series: My Hat (2)

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Title:This Is Not My Hat
Authors:Jon Klassen
Other authors:Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:read 2012, picture book, 50/50 challenge 2012

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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (2012)

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  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
This book, like its predecessor, is brilliant and should be cherished for children to enjoy for years to come. I appreciate Klassen's ability to not underestimate the ability of a child's mind and often in the process tickles the mind of adults. ( )
  lpittman | May 2, 2017 |
Crime doesn't pay in this fish tale with beautiful illustrations and a very silly premise.
  jet6 | Apr 20, 2017 |
Summary- Story of a fish that stole a hat. He believes that he stole this hat fair and square and no one will catch him. Until he finds out that he is wrong and the rightful owner gets his hat back.

Critique of Genre- Fantasy, talking fishes.

Age- K-4th

Media- Digitally and Chinese Ink ( )
  DRhodes02 | Apr 19, 2017 |
The book is about a small fish who takes a big fish's hat while he is sleeping, and hopes he will not notice. The fish is going to hide in the plants that grow tall and close together in hopes that no one will find him there, but in the end of the book we see the big fish swimming out of the plants wearing his hat. ( )
  Hanleighearle | Apr 17, 2017 |
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This hat is not mine.
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Lawson/LIB 428 desc. --The extraordinary, simple, yet extravagant illustration coupled with the sort of twist/mystery plotline in the book when the fish go out of sight make this book such a fun and amazign read for children. Children and adults will likely appreciate the amazing artwork and design in this story but it's a double threat with the fun/humorous storyline and loveable characterization as the little fish has stolen a big fish's hat and swims along sort of bragging about it unknowingly being chased by the big fish until they reach seaweed and dip behind it, and only the big fish emerges, leaving the reader to assume what happened to the other. This book is incredible and should not be missed.
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Amazon Best Books of the Year 2012: Jon Klassen first surprised readers with his runaway best seller, I Want My Hat Back, and his follow-up, This Is Not My Hat is an inside out version that is even more fun. Not only did Klassen go with a dark color scheme where the last was light, the action takes place underwater with much of the story told through the expressive illustrations of sea creatures. From the little fish who steals a bowler hat to the crab who sells him out with eyeballs pointing the way, there are lots of laughs along with lessons. This time Klassen created an ambiguous ending that invites lively conversation about the possible outcomes and ultimately leaves it up to the child to decide the little fish's fate with every reading. --Seira Wilson

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A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.

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