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This Is Not My Hat

Written by Jon Klassen

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

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Almost wordless, this multi-award winning international best seller is a superlative cautionary tale -- or is it?

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 3-6yrs 2014 - Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal. One of Julia Eccleshare’s Stand-out Children’s Book of the Year 2012

Best-selling illustrator Jon Klassen follows up his successful I Want My Hat Back in this witty, almost wordless picture book about a tiny fish who steals a hat from a very big fish – and hopes to get away with it. The eloquent but simple illustrations show the audacious behaviour of a hapless fish heading for disaster.

Young children will love the joke...and the fact that they know what the little fish doesn’t.

 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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The UKLA Book Awards are held annually and are the only UK children’s book awards that are voted for by teachers. The judges said This is Not My Hat was destined to become a classic: “Klassen successfully combines elements of pantomime – a moral tale and a horror story with almost unbearable suspense in this outstanding picture book. The clever interplay between text and illustration allows the reader to witness the sheer optimism of a thieving fish while simultaneously observing the inevitable consequence of his actions.”

This Is Not My Hat Synopsis

There is character and narrative drive, suspense, menace, morality and a twist The Sunday Times Jon Klassen for the smallest hands! A board book edition of the bestselling, multiple award-winning cautionary tale. A tiny fish proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind... So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right?

This Is Not My Hat Press Reviews

'as funny and minimalist as its predecessor' Guardian

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ISBN: 9781406390735
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781406353433
Publication date: 16/06/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406343939
Publication date: 11/10/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406390735
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Jon Klassen
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Jon Klassen

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.

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