I Want My Hat Back

By Jon Klassen

Synopsis

The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as it he begins to lose hope, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance.

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Review

Deliberately understated, with delectable results... Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Author Biography

Jon Klassen has created illustrations for popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline, His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General Award in 2010. I Want My Hat Back is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles, USA.