Review | This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This is Not My HatDescription: A little fish, who thinks he’s very clever, steals a big fish’s hat.

Story Review: This book follows the popular; I Want My Hat Back by Klassen. Both books have gotten a lot of national recognition. At first I didn’t understand why this book was being put in the circles of Best Picture Books for 2012, just as I didn’t understand why its predecessor did the same in 2011. But after reading this book aloud with my child, I liked it more than I did when reading it alone (what do you know, reading a children’s book with a child, enriched it!). When reading it alone I felt that the book itself was glorifying bad behavior, but the context of it changed a little when reading it aloud and asking questions while also giving a little additional information to my child. The book is growing on me and my daughter seemed to like it as well.

Illustration Review: The illustrations in the book are simple but cute.


Story Rating: 3 of 5 stars false1/2

Illustrations Rating: 4 of 5 stars false