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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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Genre: Fantasy
Summary: A little fish steals a hat from a big fish. The book is in constant irony because the little fish is saying how he covered his tracks, however the big fish is always right behind him. This book is short and has multiple pages where there is no words at all. This book is a fantasy because it is talking about fish wearing hats and that is impossible. It is also personifying the fish like they are humans.
  alewis14 | Feb 3, 2016 |
This is for primary readers. This book is about a small fish who steals a small hat from a big fish, and he thinks he will get away with it. The illustrations are beautiful and do a great job at helping narrate the story. I loved the ending, it kind of leaves you guessing - it's a little open ended. This is a fantasy book.
  jessicayambra | Jan 31, 2016 |
This story is not like any other I have read before. The words on the page are of the fish who stole another fish's hat. On the page though the fish who's hat was stolen is the one shown. The pictures in the story remind of "The very hungry caterpillar" by Eric Carle. This story is important for children because it gets them to focus on the art in the story and how the fish's reactions tell another aspect of the story. ( )
  Paigealyssa | Jan 28, 2016 |
Jon Klassen creates a fish character who tells a story about how he stole a hat from a bigger fish. All of the words in this book are solely about that story. The illustrations, on the other hand, tell a completely different story. The illustrations are of the bigger fish. Even though the bigger fish does not have a voice throughout this entire book, readers will gain a perfect understanding of his feelings and intentions. This book is written and illustrated in such a unique way, and is definitely one I would recommend! ( )
  cedoyle | Jan 27, 2016 |
Told through the monologue of the thief, this book is about a little fish who steals a little bowler hat from a much larger fish. Throughout the book, the thief is trying to justify why he took the hat and why he'll get away with it while, unbeknownst to him, the larger fish is following him. In the end, the bigger fish gets their hat back and what happens to the smaller fish is open for discussion.

I really enjoyed this book and was looking forward to reading it since I had read and enjoyed Klassen's previous hat tale (I Want My Hat Back) a few years ago. I really enjoyed the illustration in this book and how you are able to tell each character's emotions perfectly just by the shape of their eyes.

This is a fun read for all ages but I especially believe younger children will get a kick out of it. ( )
  NRedler | Jan 27, 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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