Book Name: I Want My Hat Back
Author and Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Age Recommended: 3+
Series: Hat Trilogy #1
It’s a story of a bear who lost his hat. It is red and pointy, almost looking like a triangle. He politely asks all the animals he meets about the hat, including a rabbit who’s wearing the hat, but he didn’t notice it. A deer asked him to describe that hat and when he did it rekindled his memory. He runs back to the rabbit to get the hat back. Will he get back his hat?
The conversation between Bear and Hat,
“Have you seen my hat?”
“No. Why are you asking me.
I haven’t seen it.
I haven’t seen any hats anywhere.
I would not steal a hat.
Don’t ask me any more questions.”
“OK. Thank you anyway.”
What we enjoyed in this book was,
🐻 I enjoyed the illustrations and each picture is subtle and can be hung as a decoration.
🐻Love the moral this story brings: people lie and no one is honest, But we have to be polite and respectful, even if they lie.
🐻The bear, while inquiring about the hat, was very polite and was telling everyone, “OK thank you ”
🐻It’s our responsibility to use our senses to make a correct judgment and not to disrespect anyone by thinking they took our things.
🐻This story brings out a message to both kids and adults.
🐻 We may beat ourselves up when others lie to us, but we have to be polite towards them no matter what.
🐻This message is hard for me, still going to try implanting it.
🐻Nathan enjoyed this story and will pass this message on to him at the right time.
🐻 Each line in the book is said in a dialogue form and is perfect for read-aloud.
Bookish activities can be done,
- Identify shapes
- Identify animals
- Spray painting of animals and shapes
- pretend play of the story
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