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I Want My Hat Back

Written & illustrated by Jon Klassen
Book #1 in the The Hat Trilogy Series
Published by Candlewick Press
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Jan 1, 2011
Publication Date
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4-8
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What's This Book About

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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.

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011!

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.

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Who Wrote I Want My Hat Back

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Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780763655983
Publication Date:
January 1, 2011
Text Details:
New Century Schoolbook
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were created digitally and in Chinese Ink.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2010042793
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0763655988
Lexile® Level:
230L
ATOS® Book Level:
1.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
155570
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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