This Is Not My Hat

Jon Klassen exhibits his trademark Canadian humour in This Is Not My Hat, a companion to the gratifying I Want My Hat Back

A guilty, hat-stealing fish gives an exonerating soliloquy during his getaway. The interplay between text and pictures show us a different story, proving the narrator unreliable and the last few wordless pages offer kids a chance to use their inference skills.

Expressive eyes, shades of brown, green and gray, and a dark background engage the beholder. The art in this book would be reason enough to pick it up, but rest assured, this book has everything a picture book needs and more.




About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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6 Responses to This Is Not My Hat

  1. Kourtney Heintz says:

    Loved the colors and the music. Really gave me a taste for the mood of the book. 🙂

  2. Julie says:

    Thanks for sharing the trailer. I’ve seen the book and it’s brilliant!

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