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This Is Not My Hat

Written by Jon Klassen

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

This Is Not My Hat Synopsis

A sneaky fish learns a lesson in crime and punishment in the bestselling, multiple award-winning sequel to I Want My Hat Back. In the first and only title to win both the prestigious Kate Greenaway and Caldecott Medal, and by the illustrator of the bestselling I Want My Hat Back and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a tiny fish proudly wears a blue top 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? With so many emotions conveyed in just the glint of an eye, visual humour swims to the fore in this thrillingly original, perfectly-paced cautionary tale.

This Is Not My Hat Press Reviews

Lends itself to many retellings * The Irish Times * Glorious illustrations convey a wide range of emotions in the glint of an eye and the moral is a good talking point. * Daily Mail * This is as funny and minimalist as its predecessor. * The Guardian * I will only say that Klassen cleverly covers theft, suspiscion, crime, punishment, guilt and death without using a single word. * Inis * This is perfectly pared-down storytelling which builds the tension and the outrageous denouement with exquisite timing. (Librarian's choice) * Reading Zone * A cautionary tale told through subversive and sumptuously illustrated visual humour * CBI recommended reads of 2012 * Thrillingly original and subtle in its approach to storytelling * We Love This Book * this book will have youngsters questioning what actually happening, and invites the reader to look again -- Vanessa Lewis * Bookseller * the silence of the last page is deafening, and this book will encourage lots of conversation in the classroom -- Marilyn Brocklehurst * Bookseller * appealing as much to adults as children * Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406343939
Publication date: 11th October 2012
Author: Jon Klassen
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, the only book to ever win both the Kate Greenaway and Caldecott Medal. He also illustrated Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General's Award in 2010. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon now lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit Jon's website at www.burstofbeaden.com and follow him on twitter @burstofbeaden.

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