Thursday, 21 November 2013
We like to read - I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
We seem to have graduated in the library - we still check out all the toddler friendly board books, but we're now bringing home more picture books which I'm oh so happy about. It's so lovely to be able to introduce my little one to childhood favourites, and discover other new books together. We've got a little carried away at the moment though - both our library cards are maxed out, mostly on picture books...! Some of these picture books are ones I've chosen (like the lovely Jon Klassen book here), and others are books my little one has found (including a 'first words in French' book that she was adamant we had to bring home! Ha!)
Back in my past life as a teacher, I organised a hat competition for World Book Day - the children created a hat depicting a story, or a hat that starred in a story (there were a lot of Where's Wally bobble hats!) and the winner won a hat-related book. That book was I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. I was very jealous as I wanted to keep it - it's so clever!
Bear has lost his hat. He wanders through the forest asking the animals if they have seen his hat, and does, eventually get his hat back. The illustrations are wonderful - simple yet detailed. The text is the same - it appears simple, but is brilliantly hilarious and sarcastic. I love the expressions of the animals - bored rabbit is my favourite I think.
And don't worry, Bear does eventually get his hat back...I won't spoil the ending by revealing how though!
Joining in with We Like to Read.