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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:funny, cut-outs, picture book, fish, contradictory illustrations, animals

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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (2012)

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A little fish steals the hat of a large fish. He has no regrets and justifies his action by stating that the hat fits him best. The little fish plans to go hid in the seaweed where you won't be found. The big fish emerges from the big, tall plants with his hat. The little fish is no where to be found.
  APatricia | Apr 26, 2015 |
I was laughing out loud the whole way through this book. I love that the written words are the little fishes dialogue about stealing the hat. The art, which is amazing, tells the story of the bigger fish just totally contradicts everything that the little fish is saying.
In the end it shows that stealing does not pay off. And in a big way. ( )
  chrisriggleman | Apr 24, 2015 |
This is the cute story of a little fish who stole someones hat that was much MUCH larger than him. It is his journey of running away from this large animal (a whale) and believing that even if he DID wake up, he wouldn't know that he was that one who stole the hat. He swam and swam and swam until he found large bushes that would hide him perfectly; he thought he was safe. But, in the end, he the large whale found him!
Genre: Fantasy
  KaylaAnn715 | Apr 21, 2015 |
This fantasy fiction tale tells us of a story about a personified fish that steals a hat. He knows that it's wrong to steal, but he figures that it doesn't matter because no one will ever find him. This is a humorous story because as every thought the fish has is verbalized--describing how sneaky and mischievous he is--exactly what the fish doesn't think will happen is exactly what comes into play. In the end, the little fish ends up being all wrong, and the hat returns to its rightful owner. ( )
  Emilywilson23 | Apr 19, 2015 |
The amount of lessons in picture books is incredible because one wouldn't think you could learn a lesson from a short picture book. As you read this book, you are in full understanding that the fish who stole a hat from a much larger fish is aware of what he has done. The fish has no intention of returning the hat to its rightful owner. You are drawn into this book because the little fish is being chased down by the bigger fish. There is irony on almost every page of this picture book. The lesson in this picture book is that you will never fully get away with taking something that does not belong to you. I would read this book to a group of pre-k to kindergarten students because they will understand the concept of taking something that does not belong to them. ( )
  mbabst | Apr 19, 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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