Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist.
I have two daughters who are three years apart in age. If one gets something, the other immediately wants the exact same thing. Never mind if it doesn’t fit or one is a little too young for a toy, they each want their own. Jon Klassen once again intertwines comm The premise is simple yet relatable withon occurrences that happen in young children’s lives in “We Found a Hat” as he also did in his older book, “This is Not My Hat”. The premise is simple yet relateable with a surprise ending that I very much enjoyed as a mom.
In “We Found a Hat”, two friendly turtles have found a hat. It’s not just any old hat, it’s a beautiful white hat that fits and looks good on both of them. The problem? There are two turtles, but only one hat! What will the turtles do? This story is told in a three-part series 1. Finding the Hat, 2. Watching the Sunset, and 3. Going to Sleep. The build up of what will eventually happen with the hat and the two friends is both hilarious and sympathetic. As funny as it is to my kids and Bob and I, there is a lot of truth between getting something you want, but not wanting to hurt your friend in order to get it. The book ended perfectly as it takes an unexpected and beautiful turn that is sure to please loyal Klasssen fans and newcomers alike.
About the Author/Illustrator: Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, including Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett, as well as House Held Up by Trees, written by Ted Kooser. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.
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