Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

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)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
70011913,562 (4.29)14
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
Tags:read 2012, picture book, 50/50 challenge 2012

Work details

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (2012)




Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 14 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 119 (next | show all)
Summary: This book was about a little fish who saw a big fish sleeping in the water. The little fish went up to the big fish and stole the hat off the big fish' head. The little fish swam away, thinking he was going to be able to hide and keep the hat from the big fish. The big fish woke up and started following the little fish. The book ends with the little fish going into some grass, the big fish finding him and taking his hat back.

Argument: I really enjoyed reading this book, primarily for the illustrations. The pictures in this book were beautifully done and really added to the story. Some pages didn't even have words, just pictures and the story was still easy to understand and entertaining. I thought this book had a comedic hint to it as well. It was funny that the little fish thought he was going to get away with stealing the hat from the big fish but that was not what actually happened. The message I got from this book was about stealing. This book would show a child that stealing is not a good thing and how the other person would feel if they did steal from them. ( )
  csteve13 | Sep 16, 2014 |
This is Not My Hat is a humerous and suspenseful story of a small fish trying to hide from a much larger fish after stealing his hat. I really liked this story due to the expressive illustrations
  KendraEscalona | Sep 16, 2014 |
Very cute story, a wonderful lesson about stealing. I would definitely recommend this book to a teacher to show the importance of stealing.
  SRThompson | Sep 3, 2014 |
read for the bookstore assignment
  acbanis | Aug 14, 2014 |
A small fish has stolen a hat from a bigger fish and thinks he will get away with it. So he swims through the ocean and finds a hiding place where he thinks no one will find him. But he gets caught in the end.
  rleung | Aug 10, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 119 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Will and Justin, again
First words
This hat is not mine.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
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.
Haiku summary

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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:59:04 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

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.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
27 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.29)
1 2
2 7
3 24
3.5 6
4 64
4.5 12
5 106

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,710,972 books! | Top bar: Always visible