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I Want My Hat Back - by Jon Klassen

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About the Book



A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011 is now a board book. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, if they have seen it. This delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor. Full color.



Book Synopsis



"A wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. . . . Charmingly wicked." -- The New York Times

A bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across whether they have seen it. None of them have. Have you seen it? Jon Klassen's beloved tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humor -- and winks at us with a wry irreverence that will leave readers of all ages thrilled. Available at last in a board book format, this #1 New York Times bestseller is a true modern classic.



Review Quotes



A marvelous book in the true dictionary sense of "marvel" it is a wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. A charmingly wicked little book.
--The New York Times

Deliberately understated, with delectable results... Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Read aloud, this story will offer many sublime insights into how young readers comprehend an illustrated text that leaves out vital information, and will leave young sleuths reeling with theories about what just happened.
--School Library Journal

Klassen's animation and design skills are evident on every page in this sly, subversive tale... Adults and older children will chuckle mordantly at rabbit's sudden disappearance, while young children might actually wonder, with Squirrel, where the rabbit has gone.
--The Horn Book

Indubitably hip, this will find plenty of admirers.
--Kirkus Reviews

You know, bears may stand for adults in some way, because they're big, they're ungainly, they're goofy. They're like most of us grownups. But the bear in this book paws down; he's got to be the dimmest, most slow-witted, brilliantly stupid bear to come along in years. I really love him.
--NPR Weekend Edition

Four pages into this charmer, every kindergartner will know where the bear's missing hat is -- but they'll never predict the hilarious revenge he takes on the thief.
--People Magazine

A sly picture book...Young readers and listeners will love being in on the joke, making them appreciate the story's humor even more.
--BookPage

The joy of this book lies in figuring out the explicit plot from the implicit details in the pictures, especially a few wordless ones.
--Chicago Tribune

A coterie of woodland animals is drawn in a minimalistic style and a palette of browns with a splash of red. The dialogue is simple and sly.
--The Boston Globe

This is a familiar picture-book formula with a twist, and the minimalist style Klassen employs with both text and art only emphasizes the humor of the situation....While these design choices and the simplicity and pattern of the text would make this a good choice for beginning readers, it would also make an amusing readaloud or a great little readers' theater piece.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Read I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. It's the most subtle endorsement of murder you'll ever find.
--GQ.com

This is a must-have for any primary or even intermediate classroom. It's about inference and being a good reader.
--Huffington Post



About The Author



Jon Klassen created illustrations for the popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General Award in 2010. 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals, Humorous Stories
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Format: Board Book
Author: Jon Klassen
Book theme: Bears, General
Language: English
Street Date: March 5, 2019
TCIN: 54207129
UPC: 9781536207576
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-7460
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.3 inches length x 1 inches width x 7.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations

Ar97

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Arl7 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
My toddler loves this book.
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Quickly turned into "Again! Again!"

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jtink - 9 months ago
This had my kid roaring with laughter!
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Fun to read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Casssss - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Adorable story. Good quality box book!
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A favorite

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Cate - 2 years ago
One of my favorites in a very high quality board book.
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Instant classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Corinne - 3 years ago
Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back is a sure classic. Even though it’s 10 years old (!) it’s still a hidden gem. This is my go-to-gift for my expecting friends, and it’s a hit every time! Bonus: it’s obscure enough that I never worry about someone else gifting the same book. This is a large hardcover, about the size of a Dr. Seuss book.
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Instant classic

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Corinne - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back is a sure classic. This is a board book, perfect for babies.
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5 out of 5 stars
Laxsg - 4 years ago
humorous, cute and enjoyable for toddlers, preschoolers and adults can enjoy it too!
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BOARD book, not hard cover

2 out of 5 stars
Natalie - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
I LOVE this story, but was disappointed that it was a board book! I don't know why it is advertised as "hardcover".
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1 out of 5 stars
Vlmcclearn - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
I thought I was buying a book that was appropriate for my five year old grandson! But, he is way beyond board books! If you’re buying this book for a toddler who still chews on book pages, it’s perfect! The story is funny and the illustrations are wonderful! Just know that this is a BOARD BOOK!
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Not Hardcover

1 out of 5 stars
Christina - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a board book, not hardcover.
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