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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

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
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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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A minnow steals a larger fish's hat reasoning that it fit him better and the big fish would never miss it. It's a cute moral tale with nice illustrations. ( )
  thornton37814 | Sep 3, 2015 |
A little fish has just stolen the hat which belongs to a much bigger fish. The little fish rationalizes why it's ok to steal this hat. While he is rationalizing it the bigger fish follows him. The little fish even tells his friend not to tell where he is going to hide. The friend tells the bigger fish and he follows the little fish to the hiding place. Finally we see the big fish emerge from the hiding place with the hat. Nothing is mentioned about the little fish. That is left to the imagination of the audience.

I personally loved this book. The story had so much to offer in matters of morals. I also loved the big pictures and the illustrations themselves could be talked about in detail with little kids.

How I would extend this lesson is first we would talk about if it was ok to steal. Then I would ask the kids to do a writing assignment about how the story ended. They would have to "end" the story themselves. I also might have the kids tell me about what they know about fish. They might come up with the conclusion that the bigger one ate the little one. ( )
  LizaK | Sep 1, 2015 |
A small comes across a big sleeping fish,wearing a tiny hat. The tiny fish decides to take the big fish's hat without his knowledge. The little fish thinks he got away with stealing the hat but he was wrong. The big fish finds his hat ant swims away.
  yatsogu | Aug 14, 2015 |
Sequel to I Want My Hat Back by Klassen. Tale about a little fish who steals a bowler hat. Deadpan humor will have kids loving it.
  troberts719 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Adorable story of a fish who steals a hat from a bigger fish, and thinks that he will probably get away with it.
  tracybeggs | Aug 7, 2015 |
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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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