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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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This book would be great for primary level readers. There is text, but the images tell the story pretty clearly as well. We see a big fish get his hat stolen by a little fish. The little fish thinks he will get away with it, but he goes to hide anyway. The big fish finds out, and goes to find the little fish. He ends up eating the little fish, and swimming away with his hat. I think this shows students that it is never okay to take something that isn't yours. It also is very minimalistic and pretty illustrations. ( )
  ryleesalvey | Feb 9, 2022 |
This book tells a simple story about a Little Fish who stole a hat from a Big Fish. The Little Fish knows that he is in the wrong, but he believes he can get away with it. In the end the Little Fish is eaten by the Big Fish. The theme of the story is that stealing is wrong and that justice and truth prevail. The limited text and the simple chinese ink illustrations each tell half of the story and utilize the literary element of irony. I think this book would be best for Kindergarten through second grade students. ( )
  MicahVonBehren | Feb 9, 2022 |
Not as much of a fun surprise as the last one, but pretty good. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
This book is best suited for younger children. This book is about a fish who is trying to get away with taking another's hat and trying to not get caught. The ending is not what you would expect. Great and fun read for younger children! ( )
  StephanieEHoover | Nov 20, 2020 |
This is pee-your-pants brand of funny. Will be reading this at my next storytime. ( )
  scout101 | Sep 15, 2020 |
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Keating, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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This hat is not mine.
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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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