This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)
  • This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)
  • This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)
  • This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)
  • This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)
This Is Not My Hat (Paperback) This Is Not My Hat (Paperback) This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)

This Is Not My Hat (Paperback)

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Published: 16/06/2014
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A sneaky fish learns a lesson in crime and punishment in the bestselling, multiple award-winning sequel to I Want My Hat Back.

Winner of the Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal 2014

From the creator of the bestselling I Want My Hat Back and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole comes the story of a tiny fish who proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind... So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right? With so many emotions conveyed in just the glint of an eye, visual humour swims to the fore in this thrillingly original, perfectly-paced cautionary tale.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406353433
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 280 x 4 mm


appealing as much to adults as children - Bookseller

the silence of the last page is deafening, and this book will encourage lots of conversation in the classroom - Marilyn Brocklehurst, Bookseller

this book will have youngsters questioning what actually happening, and invites the reader to look again - Vanessa Lewis, Bookseller

Thrillingly original and subtle in its approach to storytelling - We Love This Book

A cautionary tale told through subversive and sumptuously illustrated visual humour - CBI recommended reads of 2012

This is perfectly pared-down storytelling which builds the tension and the outrageous denouement with exquisite timing. (Librarian’s choice) - Reading Zone

I will only say that Klassen cleverly covers theft, suspicion, crime, punishment, guilt and death without using a single word. - Inis magazine

This is as funny and minimalist as its predecessor. - The Guardian

Glorious illustrations convey a wide range of emotions in the glint of an eye and the moral is a good talking point. - Daily Mail

Lends itself to many retellings - Irish Times

Certain to be a bestseller. - The Bookseller

Elegant books - Wall Street Journal

A submarine tale of hubris and death. All great picture books – Where the Wild Things Are, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, The Gruffalo – have their moments of darkness. But nothing as dark as the ending of this masterpiece. It has the world’s funniest ever drawing of a crab pointing - Frank Cottrell Boyce, The New Review, Observer

Jon Klassen’s classy formalised illustrations, with their limited palette of black and autumnal colours, instantly win fans with every book. His humour, here, is also black. . . Klassen’s expression and design are minimal, but nevertheless there is character and narrative drive, suspense, menace, morality and a twist. - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

Winsome tale of rough justice - Sunday Telegraph

A terrific story - Francesca Simon, S Magazine

One of the funniest books of the year - Spectator

Another funny tale from bestselling Jon Klassen - Woman’s Way

Jon Klassen strikes gold again with this hilarious follow-up to I Want My Hat Back. - Gurgle

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Emma Prince at Portsmouth


Another amazing book by the somewhat dark Jon Klassen. Beautifully illustrated with simple, yet effective imaginings. It's fabulous to see an emerging author with such a distinctive style and twisted approach to... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 56

“Just brilliant!”

Little Fish has, ahem, stolen a hat. The Big Fish he took it from was asleep at the time, and Little Fish is pretty sure Big Fish won’t notice, but just to be on the safe side, he’s going to go over here and hide in... More

Hardback edition
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Lance Mitchell


What a terrific little book!

This would touch many of the emotions of every reader, young and old.

The little fish has clearly stolen somebody else's hat. The clue is in the title.

That is very naughty... More

Hardback edition
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