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This Is Not My Hat

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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.

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13th November '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 5 aged 5
This Is Not My Hat 9781406343939
5 stars
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!! The subtle humour of this book absolutely got me! I thought it was so funny, even though it was so simple! Lovely and short too.

So, a tiny fish tells us how he has stolen a hat, from a big fish, but it doesn't matter as the big fish will never find him....but he DOES....and he gets his hat back!!! But does the little fish stay alive? Hmmmm!

Such a fantastic trilogy.  
7th December '18
I read it to RCHogan aged 4 aged 4 & to AIHogan aged 3 aged 3
This Is Not My Hat 9781406343939
5 stars
This is by far one of my children’s favourites. All the “hat” books by Jon Klassen are pure genius but this undoubtedly captures their imagination.
The subtle, slightly dark humour in this book of bad behaviour and consequences is brilliant.
The illustrations are stunning and seamlessly add the humour to the story; whatever the little fish says, the illustrations of the big fish contradicts.
This story has them in giggles from beginning to end.
The first time we read it, it elicited several big gasps (especially from my daughter). There is a double age spread of just sea weed followed by only the big fish emerging from them. This alone produces a thousand guesses as to what could of happened!
The language is simple and easy for young children to follow but the beauty of the story is in the contradictions and very young children might need a little guidance initially to pick up on this.
The story itself is jam-packed full of things to talk about - from honesty to stealing.
I can’t praise this story enough: it’s essential for every book shelf.
3rd August '18
I read it to Indigo aged 8 to 9
This Is Not My Hat 9781406343939
5 stars
A great picture book. I love the disconnect between the words and pictures and the children found it hilarious- they love to know more than the character does. Highly recommend.
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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 t...

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