Monday, February 25, 2013
Review #1432 This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
This is not my hat by Jon Klassen
Rating: three stars (out of four)
I loved Klassen's I Want My Hat Back and I was pleased to see he had written another story along the same lines. This book featured an overly pompous little fish satisfied with his own greedy ways and a bigger and not-so-dumb fish. The superb illustrations were amusing and complimented the text. I also loved the tone of the story and how the little fish could so easily convince himself he was doing alright when the pictures kept illustrating exactly how wrong he was. The repetition of the word "probably" was another one of my favorite parts. And even though the ending was ambigious, I think children will get a kick out of making up their own ideas over what really happened. I'd recommend. I was surprised to see that it won the Caldecott Medal, but I was happy.