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Jon Klassen

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Jon Klassen Biography
    Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children's books and an animator. He won both the American Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal for children's book illustration for his picture book This Is Not My Hawhich he also wrote. He is the first person to win both awards for the same work. This was the second picture book Jon had written and illustrated after I Want My Hat Back

    Jon has illustrated books for other authors including The Dark written by Lemony Snicket, which made the Greenaway Medal shortlist alongside This Is Not My Hat. He's also worked with Mac Barnett to produce picture book Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

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    4th October 2012

    I Want My Hat Back

    A bear searches for his missing hat in the bestselling, multiple award-winning picture book debut of Jon Klassen. ... More

    (41 reviews)
    9th October 2012

    This Is Not My Hat

    A sneaky fish learns a lesson in crime and punishment in the bestselling, multiple award-winning sequel to I Want ... More

    (18 reviews)
    13th April 2021

    The Rock from the Sky

    Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem. Turtle really lik... More

    (16 reviews)
    11th October 2016

    We Found a Hat

    The multiple award-winning and bestselling Jon Klassen presents the final tale in his acclaimed and bestselling hat ... More

    (15 reviews)
    11th December 2012

    Extra Yarn

    This is an extraordinary new picture book about a little girl who cocoons her cold, grey town in joy and warmth...and br... More

    (2 reviews)
    11th July 2023

    The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale

    Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Jon Klassen delivers a deliciously macabre trea... More

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    • This Is Not My Hat

      This Is Not My Hat

      My class adore this and for good reason. I am begged daily to read this. When a little fish steals a hat, no one could have predicted the consequences...

    • I Want My Hat Back

      I Want My Hat Back

      This is the one that gets the most laughs from my class (Y1) along with another of Jon Klassen's books. Its deadpan style sends them literally howling...

    • We Found a Hat

      We Found a Hat

      by Mr.K

      Klassen's efficient prose blends beautifully with his illustrations. A subtle book that will unfold itself over time to readers of all ages. There is...

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