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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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In the beginning, we see a tiny fish with a hat, a hat that he stole from a very big fish. He travels through the ocean to the big and tall plants, he is so sure that no one will find him and his stolen hat. But the big fish does follow him and comes out of the tall plants with his hat back on his head. This book is very humorous, and the graphics have such subtle signs of emotion from the different sea creatures that it makes it really fun to follow.
Genre - Picture Book.
  nicoleconduff | Mar 19, 2017 |
This book is about a fish who stole a hat off of a really big fish in hopes that he won't notice. The big fish did notice and tracked him down and got his hat back.
  Hollizphil | Mar 19, 2017 |
I would use this book to teach students that things are not always what they seem. I would use it to teach them to not assume someone is talking about you-things are not always what they seem.
  ansleyg | Mar 12, 2017 |
Summary: A fish takes a bigger fish's hat while it is sleeping and tries to get away with it.
Critique of Genre: Fantasy, because fish don't wear hats in reality.
Age: Primary and intermediate ( )
  Morrowm | Mar 9, 2017 |
I like the perspective that the illustrator used, it kind of makes it feel like we are in the story itself. It shows the scenery really well and very directed. The pictures of the fish are enlarged, compared to the seaweed and the crab. It also shows that the little fish stole the hat(who doesn't think the big fish saw him) but the big fish notices and swims after him. I feel like it is a great book to let the children imagine what happen at the end, did the big fish get his hat back?This book the author uses dimension in drawing the audience into the picture it self. I could feel like
I am swimming with the fish. I also think the author uses line/sharp edges with the illustrations
which is very powerful and presents a great illustrating of the book. This book definitely used value
with the degree of darkness the water is expressed, which is gloomy. The others listed I feel like
they are not used in this picture book. ( )
  Miriahharrison | Feb 27, 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.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0763655996, Hardcover)

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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