I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

eBook - 2011
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Features an audio read-along! The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor— and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780763696757
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ssaradd
Apr 14, 2017

This is a very unpopular opinion, but I don't like this book. The drawings are nice, and if it were written for adults, that would be just fine. But all I get out of it is if someone steals my hat, particularly a bunny, I can eat them to get it back. I found the completely red page particularly disturbing.

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muffinpopcorn
Apr 11, 2017

Boring , would not recommend

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wmtlady
Dec 28, 2016

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. As an adult, I can laugh at the less-than-stellar human characteristics the author has given the animals. As a mother reading this to her child, I would discuss various actions and feelings with my child as I read or completed the reading of this book. But I would not feel good about having my child read a book on their own that depicted lying as an acceptable way of life.

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cojoro
Oct 19, 2016

Because sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get that hat back.

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colinsoder
Jun 15, 2016

This is a slightly disturbing tale of a bear who tries to find his lost hat, and **SPOILER ALERT** ends up killing and eating (off screen) the rabbit who stole it from him. If you aren't ready to talk about a character in your children's book murdering another character, you might want to skip this one! Definitely an interesting children's book. Seems to have been inspired by the Godfather movies, this is a story of revenge and how the bear must take back what's his and punish whoever took it away. Kind of like a Mel Gibson movie.

Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

A very entertaining story. 5 year old asks to have it read to her at least four times a day.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

Bear, standing upright, interrogates a different animal. Nearly every conversation is alike. No one has seen his hat and bear retorts, "OK. Thank you anyway." before he goes on to the next creature. The whole thing reads like a classic comedy bit.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/i_want_my_hat_back_klassen

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ky_ky
Feb 22, 2015

great book that everybody will enjoy.

colleenopp Jan 05, 2015

Clever story. My four-year-old was amused.

KCLS_Gerry Oct 24, 2014

Children and parents alike enjoy this story of the poor creature (the children debate what exactly it is) who has lost his hat. And the ending leads to some fun discussions!

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Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

Blue_Cat_835 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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finnja22
Apr 30, 2014

finnja22 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

TinuvielDancing Oct 25, 2012

TinuvielDancing thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 01, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

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.

Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

I HAVE SEEN MY HAT.

Roxannajayc Aug 02, 2012

Ok thank you anyways

JewelMcLatchy Jan 14, 2012

Stop asking me questions

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JCLLauraH Aug 16, 2016

A bear loses his hat and asks the other animals if they have seen it.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 01, 2012

A bear has lost his hat. To find it he questions a variety of woodland creatures including a fox, a frog, a turtle, a possum, a dear, a snake and a rabbit. The rabbit, for the record, refuses to acknowledge having seen the hat in spite of the fact that he appears to be wearing it. And when the bear realizes the true culprit there will be a price to pay. A deeply amusing price. Painted with Chinese ink and digital art, Klassen’s book falls into that growing category of subversive picture books out there. What makes it stand out, however, is how beautifully put together it all is.

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