This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat

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A sneaky fish learns a lesson in crime and punishment in the bestselling, multiple award-winning sequel to I Want My Hat Back.

Winner of the Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal 2014

From the creator of the bestselling I Want My Hat Back and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole comes the story of a tiny fish who proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind... So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right? With so many emotions conveyed in just the glint of an eye, visual humour swims to the fore in this thrillingly original, perfectly-paced cautionary tale.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 198 x 280 x 4mm | 205g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 1406353434
  • 9781406353433
  • 13,200

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appealing as much to adults as children Bookseller
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Jon Klassen strikes gold again with this hilarious follow-up to I Want My Hat Back. * Gurgle * Another funny tale from bestselling Jon Klassen * Woman's Way * One of the funniest books of the year * Spectator * A terrific story -- Francesca Simon * S Magazine * Winsome tale of rough justice * Sunday Telegraph * Jon Klassen's classy formalised illustrations, with their limited palette of black and autumnal colours, instantly win fans with every book. His humour, here, is also black. . . Klassen's expression and design are minimal, but nevertheless there is character and narrative drive, suspense, menace, morality and a twist. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * A submarine tale of hubris and death. All great picture books - Where the Wild Things Are, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, The Gruffalo - have their moments of darkness. But nothing as dark as the ending of this masterpiece. It has the world's funniest ever drawing of a crab pointing -- Frank Cottrell Boyce * The New Review, Observer * Elegant books * Wall Street Journal * Certain to be a bestseller. * The Bookseller * Lends itself to many retellings * Irish Times * Glorious illustrations convey a wide range of emotions in the glint of an eye and the moral is a good talking point. * Daily Mail * This is as funny and minimalist as its predecessor. * The Guardian * I will only say that Klassen cleverly covers theft, suspicion, crime, punishment, guilt and death without using a single word. * Inis magazine * This is perfectly pared-down storytelling which builds the tension and the outrageous denouement with exquisite timing. (Librarian's choice) * Reading Zone * A cautionary tale told through subversive and sumptuously illustrated visual humour * CBI recommended reads of 2012 * Thrillingly original and subtle in its approach to storytelling * We Love This Book * this book will have youngsters questioning what actually happening, and invites the reader to look again -- Vanessa Lewis * Bookseller * the silence of the last page is deafening, and this book will encourage lots of conversation in the classroom -- Marilyn Brocklehurst * Bookseller * appealing as much to adults as children * Bookseller *
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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. Find Jon online at and on Twitter as @burstofbeaden.
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21,277 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 50% (10,601)
4 30% (6,410)
3 13% (2,783)
2 4% (882)
1 3% (601)
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