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Jon Klassen

  • 5 stars across 27 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.
    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

    (38 reviews)
    1st September 2017


    The moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox and their epic journey to be reunited. Beau... More

    (30 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

    (16 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

    (15 reviews)
    3rd September 2015

    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

    With perfect pacing, the multiple award-winning, best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a dea... More

    (13 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

    (13 reviews)
    3rd April 2014

    The Dark

    A universal and empowering story about conquering your fears, from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen. Laszlo is af... More

    (11 reviews)
    7th September 2021

    Pax, Journey Home

    From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; gorgeo... More

    (9 reviews)
    16th March 2017


    Multi-award-winning, bestselling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some ver... More

    (7 reviews)
    3rd February 2014

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    When three billy goat brothers reach the bridge to the meadow, a slobbering troll blocks their path. The brothers are ... More

    (7 reviews)
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    • I Want My Hat Back

      I Want My Hat Back

      I didn’t enjoy this book. Bear’s tone is unnecessarily aggressive and accusatory. The punctuation is also inconsistent. The illustrations are bold and...

    • Skunk and Badger

      Skunk and Badger

      100% yes.

      I wasn't familiar with this author, but am a big fan of the Jon Klassen 'hat' books.  I actually bought this for a friend, but he already...

    • This Is Not My Hat

      This Is Not My Hat

      I adore Jon Klassen.  His picture books have a sophistication that I associate with the absolute greats like Maurice Sendak or Anthony Browne.  The wh...