Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013
A simply told story with a delicious and irresistible mischievous twist in its ending. Poor Bear! He has lost his hat. He asks everyone if they have seen it but no one can help. Where can it be? Just when Bear has given up all hope he spies it. And someone else is wearing it. Poor Rabbit! Where is he once Bear has his hat back? With its spare, building text and beautifully simple illustrations this tells its tale wittily.
Jon Klassen for the smallest hands! A New York Times Bestseller and Best Illustrated 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, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance...
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)
The very first HAT book in board book form. The funniest book ever written Jenny Colgan, Guardian
One of the simplest yet most original and entertaining picture books around Telegraph
|Publication date:||1st November 2018|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Jon Klassen has created illustrations for 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, USA.More About Jon Klassen