We Found a Hat

We Found a Hat

by Jon Klassen


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Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising twist.

Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763656003
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 79,131
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 280L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, including Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett, as well as House Held Up by Trees, written by Ted Kooser. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

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We Found a Hat 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Jon Klassen seems to have a knack for the understated, the sparse, the hidden meanings when he puts forth his gems of children's books. When I reviewed I Want My Hat Back and Sam and Dave Dig A Hole I was surprised at the simplicity of his illustrations and yet they seemed to grab your attention and shout, "I'm not simple, I'm simply understated." Again in We Found A Hat Klassen has taken the simple palette of neutrals - browns, black, and white to show how two friends or companions act when they find a hat. One hat. Two companions or friends. As in much of life, the telling is in the eyes and so it is when one friend really, really likes and wants the hat. Who will enjoy this children's book? Well, the dry, understated humor and art work will appeal to the sophisticated adult and the cuteness of the story and the illustrations will appeal to kids. Usually, kid's books are explosions of brilliant or perhaps pastel colors. Klassen shows how a simple palette works equally as well. I recommend this for libraries and homes where you enjoy subtle humor, simplicity and understated story and art. I received a complimentary copy from Candlewick to facilitate this review of my own opinions. I was not compensated. Winner's giveaway copy is provided and shipped by Candlewick directly to the winner.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
We Found a Hat, is a book about two turtles who live together in the desert, and are friends. One day they find a hat. But there are two of them, and they both want the hat, but there is only one hat. So the solution is to leave it, so that neither of them has the hat, but they both really want it, so what will they do? The book is a short picture book split into three sections ‘Finding the Hat’, ‘Watching the Sunset’, ‘Going to Sleep’. The graphic’s are very basic and there is not much in the way of imagery on each page. The synopsis states, this is visual comedy, deceptive simplicity and delicious deadpan humour. Whilst I can see the visual comedy and the simplicity, the humour escaped me. Now I like funny things, from movies, tv programmes, books, jokes, but I just didn’t get the humour in the story. No matter how many times I read it, it escaped me! It’s a book that if you were reading with your little one’s, would take you about two minutes to get through, yet it does give you enough to talk about for probably the next five. An unusual book, but one that will get people talking.