I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

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In his bestselling debut picture book, the multiple award-winning Jon Klassen, illustrator of This Is Not My Hat and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, tells the story of a bear who's hat has gone. And he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no (some more elaborately than others). But just as it he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance...Told completely in dialogue, this quirky, hilarious, read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour and winks at the reader who will be thrilled to be in on the joke.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 196 x 274 x 6mm | 220g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1406338532
  • 9781406338539
  • 154

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Repetition for the under 5's and giggles for the over 25's (Best book for laughs) The Lady This must be one of the simplest yet original entertaining picture books around at the moment. -- Shirley Hughes The Telegraph This is an author-illustrator who takes you from page to page with a dry humour which matches his story perfectly. -- Shirley Hughes The Telegraph Elegant books Wall Street Journal This simple story of a bear looking for his hat is my go to for an instant pick-up and giggle. Illustrated simply but with obvious care and forethought, the images convey an extra, subtle layer of humour which for now is lost on my young children. However they still appreciate the story and question why I am laughing like a loon at a bear looking for and finding a hat. The Cheltonianshow more

About Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, the only book to ever win both the Kate Greenaway and Caldecott Medal. He also illustrated Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General's Award in 2010. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon now lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit Jon's website at www.burstofbeaden.com and follow him on twitter @burstofbeaden.show more

Customer reviews

I bought this book for my daughter, but I end up reading it to every one of my friends when they come over. It's such a great book in it's simplicity and dead-pan delivery. Pure gold.show more
by LisaMarie IORFINO
This is the best kids book ever. I feel sorry for all the children that grew up before they could read this book! Excellent humour, illustration and emotion.show more
by SashaCat