I Want My Hat BackBook - 2011 | First edition.
A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.
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. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
From Library Staff
It's got a surprise element in it.
When a surly bear loses his favourite hat, he will stop at nothing to get it back!
It's the dry sense of humour that I admire most about this book. Adorably written and wonderfully illustrated.
Why are you asking me? I would never...!
VaughanPLAngelaC Jan 13, 2017
If you have ever lost your favourite hat (I have), you will understand why this bear does anything to get his back!
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No. Why are you asking me. I haven't seen it. I haven't seen any hats anywhere. I would not steal a hat. Don't ask me any more questions.
SummaryAdd a Summary
A bear loses his hat and asks the other animals if they have seen it.
A bear has lost his hat. To find it he questions a variety of woodland creatures including a fox, a frog, a turtle, a possum, a dear, a snake and a rabbit. The rabbit, for the record, refuses to acknowledge having seen the hat in spite of the fact that he appears to be wearing it. And when the bear realizes the true culprit there will be a price to pay. A deeply amusing price. Painted with Chinese ink and digital art, Klassen’s book falls into that growing category of subversive picture books out there. What makes it stand out, however, is how beautifully put together it all is.
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