This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (October 9, 2012)
Rating: 5 stars
When a tiny fish shoots
into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him
perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good
thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not
like he’ll ever know what happened…
Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.
About the Author/Illustrator:
Jon Klassen received the 2010
Canadian Governor General’s Award for his illustrations in Caroline
Stutson’s CAT’S NIGHT OUT. He also created illustrations for the popular
series THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE and served as an
illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. I WANT MY HAT BACK is
the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from
Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.
If you are not familiar with John Klassen’s work yet, then I feel really
sorry for you. There are few author/illustrators out there that are as
brilliant as he is. I love every single one of his books. I have friends
that buy his picture books even though they don’t have kids.
The text in This is Not My Hat is simple and humorous. The illustrations
are likewise simple, but expressive. Klassen’s style is unique and very entertaining. I cannot say enough good things about his books!