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I Want My Hat Back

Klassen, J. (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
I Want My Hat Back


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A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.
Authors: Klassen, J.
Title: I want my hat back
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. :, Candlewick Press,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Summary: A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.
ISBN: 0763655988
9780763655983
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kla
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A read aloud favorite! Dim bear + crafty rabbit = fun for all.

Report This 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?

Report This 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!

Report This 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.

Report This Dec 11, 2012
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 THIS BOOK!!!!!!!

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  • El_Gato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ironic and ever so subtle - yet so funny! Also a great reader for a Grade 1!

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  • Roxannajayc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOL Literally hillarious man cant stop laughing

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If I were to sum up this picture book in one word I think I would go with this: Deadpan. And deadpan picture books are rare beasts indeed. They can be done (Edward Gorey’s work comes to mind) but pulling them off so that they’re as appealing to children as they are to adults is no small feat. I think Klassen got away with it here, though. It’ll be the wry child that takes to I Want My Hat Back but the world is full of wry youth. So equally consider both the five-year-old in your life as well as the irony-filled college grad when looking for the right gift. Klassen is straddling the market and we end up the winners. A great little book.

Report This Jun 28, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very cute especially if you are good at changing into character voices!

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

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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

Ok thank you anyways

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  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stop asking me questions

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I Want My Hat Back book trailer

There is a bear. And a hat. And a no good rabbit. The rest is history.

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