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This Is Not My Hat (2012)

by Jon Klassen

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Series: My Hat (2)

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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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Jon Klassen presents a story with a complex ethical message about stealing. A small, unreliable fish narrates this story about how easy it was to steal the hat of a larger fish. The small fish boasts that the larger fish won't even wake up or notice that the hat is missing. But when the larger fish wakes up he does notice the missing hat causing the little fish to hide. The small fish is convinced the theft will go unnoticed. What will happen when the big fish takes action? ( )
  KristiLM | Jul 27, 2023 |
This Caldecott Medal book is a kids favorite. Maybe its because of the simple story line. Maybe it's because of illustrations. It is a great story to use with elementary students when working on making predictions (Why did he take the hat? Will he make it to the tall grass? Will the big fish get his hat back? How did he get his hat back?).
  bklver | Jul 26, 2023 |
funniest of the trilogy ( )
  Overgaard | Jul 17, 2023 |
Canadian fiction
Picture books for children
Storytime standouts
Darkly humorous
Writing Style
Minimal text
Big and bold
Lost articles
Stolen property recovery
  kmgerbig | May 11, 2023 |
This is a story about a little fish stealing a hat from the big fish and the big fish eats it and takes his hat back, this can show the students to not steal because there can be consequences to your decisions. This is good for ages 1-2nd. ( )
  Lael_Gonazalez | Apr 21, 2023 |
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Keating, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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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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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