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ISBN13: 9780763655990
ISBN10: 0763655996
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From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.

When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So its a good thing that enormous fish wont wake up. And even if he does, its not like hell ever know what happened....Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.

Review:

"Like Klassen's very funny and much-praised I Want My Hat Back, this story involves a hat theft; this time, Klassen ups the ante by having the thief narrate. It's a small gray fish who has stolen a tiny bowler hat from a much larger fish ('It was too small for him anyway,' the little fish sniffs. 'It fits me just right'). Klassen excels at using pictures to tell the parts of the story his unreliable narrators omit or evade. 'There is someone who saw me already,' admits the little fish, about a goggle-eyed crab. 'But he said he wouldn't tell anyone which way I went. So I am not worried about that.' The spread tells another story; the crab betrays the small fish in a heartbeat, pointing to its hiding place, 'where the plants are big and tall and close together.' Readers hope for the best, but after the big fish darts in, only one of them emerges, sporting the hat. It's no surprise that the dominant color of the spreads is black. Tough times call for tough picture books. Ages 4 – 8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"The eyes have it in Klassen's latest hat book. Klassen manages to tell almost the whole story through subtle eye movements and the tilt of seaweed and air bubbles....Darkly hilarious. The Horn Book (starred review)

Review:

"Klassen's authorial debut, I Want My Hat Back (2011), became one of the surprise picture-book hits of the year, and while its tempting to see this follow-up as a sequel, its really only related in its hat-theft theme, animal characters, deadpan humor, and a suggestively dark conclusion....The simple, dramatic tension and macabre humor that's right at a kids level of deviousness mesh splendidly with Klassen's knack for tiny, telling details and knockout page turns. Who knew hat thievery was such a bottomless well?" Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"Klassen combines spare text and art to deliver no small measure of laughs in another darkly comic haberdashery whodunit....Hats off!" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

About the Author

Jon Klassen is the creator of the 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year I Want My Hat Back. He is also the illustrator of Caroline Stutson's Cats' Night Out, winner of the prestigious Governor Generals Award for Illustration. Jon Klassen has worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Zippo, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Zippo)
When a bear loses his hat
for it he will look.
Help him or, ouch.
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Geri Larkin, January 12, 2013 (view all comments by Geri Larkin)
Klassen is responsible for my rediscovery of children's books (for me!) at the ripe old age of 62. Not only are his hat books hilarious but they are gorgeous, timeless and surprisingly moving. I'm already clearing out space for his next project.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763655990
Author:
Klassen, Jon
Publisher:
Candlewick
Subject:
Animals - Fishes
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Fish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20121009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.17 x 11.38 x 0.38 in 0.85 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like Klassen's very funny and much-praised I Want My Hat Back, this story involves a hat theft; this time, Klassen ups the ante by having the thief narrate. It's a small gray fish who has stolen a tiny bowler hat from a much larger fish ('It was too small for him anyway,' the little fish sniffs. 'It fits me just right'). Klassen excels at using pictures to tell the parts of the story his unreliable narrators omit or evade. 'There is someone who saw me already,' admits the little fish, about a goggle-eyed crab. 'But he said he wouldn't tell anyone which way I went. So I am not worried about that.' The spread tells another story; the crab betrays the small fish in a heartbeat, pointing to its hiding place, 'where the plants are big and tall and close together.' Readers hope for the best, but after the big fish darts in, only one of them emerges, sporting the hat. It's no surprise that the dominant color of the spreads is black. Tough times call for tough picture books. Ages 4 – 8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "The eyes have it in Klassen's latest hat book. Klassen manages to tell almost the whole story through subtle eye movements and the tilt of seaweed and air bubbles....Darkly hilarious.
"Review" by , "Klassen's authorial debut, I Want My Hat Back (2011), became one of the surprise picture-book hits of the year, and while its tempting to see this follow-up as a sequel, its really only related in its hat-theft theme, animal characters, deadpan humor, and a suggestively dark conclusion....The simple, dramatic tension and macabre humor that's right at a kids level of deviousness mesh splendidly with Klassen's knack for tiny, telling details and knockout page turns. Who knew hat thievery was such a bottomless well?"
"Review" by , "Klassen combines spare text and art to deliver no small measure of laughs in another darkly comic haberdashery whodunit....Hats off!"
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