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When a bear loses his hat
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Animals - Fishes
Humorous Stories
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Fish
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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763655990 Reviews:
"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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