This Is Not My Hat

Jon Klassen

While a big fish is sleeping, a little fish steals his tiny blue hat. Page by page, the little fish talks himself into justifying his actions. But now he needs to hide. Those tall plants growing close together seem like a perfect place. The format and graphic illustrations highlight Klassen's ability to perfectly capture expressions in his animal characters. With few words and simple pictures, suspense in this mystery is effectively built. 



This Is not My Hat. Copyright © 2012 by Jon Klassen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.