Review | I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat BackDescription: A bear goes looking for his hat that went missing under mysterious circumstances.

Story: It took me a few readings to warm up to this book, especially a reading with my daughter. It was put on many of the best picture book lists of 2011 and at first I was very underwhelmed. I just felt that the story was very simple and at first, not in a good way. I didn’t like the nonchalant deceptiveness of one of the characters. But as I read the story with my daughter, the humor of the story lifted from the pages as well as the reality of how one acts when faced with being caught for doing something wrong. The story continues to grow on me.

Illustrations: I thought the illustrations for this book were simple but fun.


Overall Story Rating: 3 of 5 stars false1/2

Overall Illustrations Rating: 3 of 5 stars false1/2


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