Sunday, March 27, 2016

PICTURE BOOK - This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Illustrated by the author
2012 Candlewick
HC $15.99
32 pgs.
Goodreads rating: 4.20
My rating: 4
Endpapers:  The thick undergrowth of the ocean, seen in the last six-or-so pages (and shown below).

1st line/s:  "This hat is not mine.
                   I just stole it.
                   I stole it from a big fish."

My comments:  Wonderful illustrations - all underwater where it's BLACK - everything else is in grays, browns, beiges, and whites.  Well-earned Caldecott Award!  And such a fun, clever story.  A good one to read aloud to my class and have them write about what happened in the thick undergrowth, where the reader could not see the action.  All sorts of shenanigans could have gone on in there!

Goodreads:  When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened...
Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassenfollows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.

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