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  • Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780763655990
  • 0763655996



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This is not my hat

by Klassen, Jon.

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Where To Find It

Call number: E KLA, R Caldecott Medal 2013

Available Copies: Pittsfield Youth PicBks

Additional Details

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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A sassy small fish has stolen a hat from a very large fish-- but since only a crab saw him take it, he doesn't have to worry, right?

Delightfully funny, Klassen's story and illustrations will capture the attention of listeners as they realize the worry-free explanations of the small fish contradict the situation portrayed in the pictures. The art of This Is Not My Hat is digitally created, but resembles paper cut-outs, giving it a style different from most picture books. Because the text is made up of only the dialogue of the small fish, the book begs to be read aloud-- and children will beg to be read it again and again.

Highly recommended.

low-key but wonderful

Low-key but wonderful! Kids will want to read it again and again.

Very well done

Wonderfully subtle and funny, though perhaps not quite as punchy as This is Not My Hat. Still, a fun read with great illustrations that work in counterpoint to the text. I particularly love the subdued colors.

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