Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review #1396 I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Book Review #1396
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Rating: three stars (out of four)

Oh my goodness, I did not foresee that ending at all! It caught me by surprise and made me laugh (though it was a little dark). The illustrations were amusing and I loved the muted colors and how they gave the book such a particular feel. I also loved how the animals had different colored text whenever someone spoke. I thought the colors did a good job of emphasizing the bright red hat the bear was missing because it largely contrasted with the general sepia tone of the book. The ending was completely different from what I had expected, a little vengeful, but still humorous. Though some children might not like the ending at all. But if your children watch a fair amount of Discovery Channel or nature shows, I don't think they'll be perturbed by this ending, but will instead find it realistic and hilarious. I'd recommend.

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