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I WANT MY HAT BACK

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Klassen's coy effort combines spare illustration, simple, repetitive text and a "payback's a bear" plot. A somber, sepia-toned bear longs for his missing hat and questions a series of forest animals about its whereabouts. While everyone denies seeing it, a rabbit (sporting, readers will note, a pointy red chapeau) protests a bit too indignantly. Ten pages on, as the bear describes his hat for a ... Read full review

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My 5 year old grandson and I plopped down on the floor of our local bookstore while I read this to him. (Of course, using different accents for each animal!) We HAD to purchase it for many more silly times.
It's a hilarious book...and not the least bit "disturbing". Jeez. Lighten up, Francis.
--Mim
 

Review: I Want My Hat Back

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

This is not a long story, and the ending is a bit subtle for kids to get, but I found it absolutely hilarious. I re-read this book over and over, and laughed every time. My nephews seemed to get more of a kick out of my love of the book than from the story itself, but I'm OK with that. Read full review

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

Klassen's dry humor and beautiful illustrations make this children's book a must read for people of all ages. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Cox - Goodreads

Really cute. You shouldn't steal people's hats or you'll get eaten. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Beery - Goodreads

- Otter looking for his hat - Asks many other animals if they have seen his hat, a squirrel wearing his hat says he hasn't seen it - At the end the otter realizes that the squirrel has taken his hat ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Kids will love this book and parents will find it hilarious. Read full review

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User Review  - Petra - Goodreads

Ideal for collaborative reading aloud! Read full review

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