Review: I want my hat back by Jon Klassen

I want my hat back
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Review: I want my hat back by Jon Klassen

Book Name: I Want My Hat Back

Author and Illustrator: Jon Klassen

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Pages: 40

Age Recommended: 3+

Series: Hat Trilogy #1

It’s a story of a bear who lost his hat. It is red and pointy almost look 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 asks 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.”

Bear is searching for his hat.
Bear is searching for his hat.
Bear is asking everyone he meets for his lost hat.
Bear is asking everyone he meets for his lost hat.
Deer asks for the description of his hat.
Deer asks for the description of his hat.
Bear remembers about the hat and runs to get it.
Bear remembers about the hat and runs to get it.
Bear catches the rabbit with the hat.
Bear catches the rabbit with the hat.
Squirrel is in search of his hat.
Squirrel is in search of his hat.

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 for the hat was very polite and was telling to everyone “OK thank you ”

🐻It’s our responsibility to use our senses to make a correct judgement and not to disrespect anyone thinking they took our things.

🐻This story brings out a message to both kids and adults.

🐻We may beat ourselves 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 to him at the right time.

🐻Each line in the book is said in a dialogue form and perfect for read-aloud.

Bookish activities than can be done,

  1. Identify shapes
  2. Identify animals
  3. spray painting of animals and shapes
  4. pretend play of the story

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