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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: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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Summary: This book is about a small fish who takes a hat from a much larger fish. The small fish while swimming through the sea attempts to justify why he took the hat. He explains that he is going somewhere that he will never be found. The big fish does in fact find him and takes back the hat that belonged to him in the first place.

Personal review: I love this book. This book shows so much personality in the small fish. He is doing what he wants and knows it is wrong but doesn’t care. The pictures in the book are great and tells the story of the big fish so well!

Classroom extensions: I would have my classroom explain how they think the big fish asked for his hat back and to tell me what do they think happened next? ( )
  ekelley05 | Jan 20, 2017 |
This story is about a fish that stole a hat from a big fish that is sleeping. The fish journeys throughout the ocean to hide from the big fish. I would use this book in my class for making predictions and using the pictures for clues, and making connections. I liked this book because the fish hides in many different places with a too big hat and it's a cute rhyming picture book.
  Cameron.InouyeNg | Dec 15, 2016 |
This fantasy story is part of the hat trilogy by Jon Klaassen. In this story, a little fish has just stolen a hat from a big fish that is sleeping. The overconfident little fish heads off into the overgrown reeds where he is sure that the big fish will not find him. Read on to find out if the big fish gets his hat back!

Teaching Connections: looking at the pictures for clues, making predictions, making inferences, re-writing your own ending, character traits, summarizing, visualizing, making connections ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
a small fish stole a big fish's hat. he goes around and finally the big fish notices and looks for him. the big fish gets his hat back
very beautiful illustrations
4 books
  TUCC | Nov 18, 2016 |
This is Not My Hat is written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. It is book number 2 in the Hat Trilogy. The book opens up with a tiny fish wearing a little blue hat. Looks really cute on him. Then he advices the reader that it is not his hat and he stole it. The little fish is sure that no one will find him. But on the other end of the water, a big fish is on the hunt for his hat. The ending of this story is a fantastic way to get students to imagine what would happen in the story if there was one more page. And the ending can get more violent the older the reader is. ( )
  bwaresam | Nov 8, 2016 |
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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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