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I Want My Hat Back

Klassen, Jon

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
I Want My Hat Back
A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0763655988
Branch Call Number: E KLASSEN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Oct 24, 2014
  • 320TH LIBRARY rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Children and parents alike enjoy this story of the poor creature (the children debate what exactly it is) who has lost his hat. And the ending leads to some fun discussions!

Sep 22, 2014
  • elenamareli rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So simple yet profound. I love this book.

kind of weird right who ever comments back gets a hundred dollars just joking

Jun 13, 2014
  • TAAllan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this book, especially watching the little ones faces when they are searching for the rabbit. Their eyes get as big as Friday! They look at you, they look back to the book...whaaaat? they asked.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen is a clear-cut observation of a bear in his natural habitat, asking other animals if they have seen his missing prized possession.

What that description did not tell you is how unbelievably charming and oddball Klassen has made this story. Bear, standing upright, interrogates a different animal. Nearly every conversation is alike. No one has seen his hat and bear retorts, "OK. Thank you anyway." before he goes on to the next creature. The whole thing reads like a classic comedy bit.

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A read aloud favorite! Dim bear + crafty rabbit = fun for all.

Sep 26, 2013
  • gribbles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Funny for kids and adults. Super cute illustrations. Great fun to read out loud. What rabbit?

Apr 29, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the funniest picture books I've ever read.

Read the eyes! Perfect illustrations!

Dec 13, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very polite, yet oblivious bear goes on a search for his hat. This wonderfully humourous trek is perfect in its simplicity.

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Apr 30, 2014
  • ronjohn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ronjohn thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Jul 01, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 02, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ok thank you anyways

Jan 14, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stop asking me questions


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Jul 01, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A bear has lost his hat. To find it he questions a variety of woodland creatures including a fox, a frog, a turtle, a possum, a dear, a snake and a rabbit. The rabbit, for the record, refuses to acknowledge having seen the hat in spite of the fact that he appears to be wearing it. And when the bear realizes the true culprit there will be a price to pay. A deeply amusing price. Painted with Chinese ink and digital art, Klassen’s book falls into that growing category of subversive picture books out there. What makes it stand out, however, is how beautifully put together it all is.


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