Sunday, July 9, 2017
I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen)
This reminds me of a problem in our house. Our dad is always losing his back scratcher. Have you seen my back scratcher??
This is a great one to be read by a dad, for sure! It has to be read aloud and enjoyed together.
Then you have to read the next one: This Is Not My Hat
A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.
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.