You know, bears may stand for adults in some way, because they're big, they're ungainly, they're goofy. They're like most of us grownups. But the bear in this book paws down; he's got to be the dimmest, most slow-witted, brilliantly stupid bear to come along in years. I really love him.
—NPR Weekend Edition
A marvelous book in the true dictionary sense of "marvel": it is a wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. A charmingly wicked little book.
—The New York Times
Four pages into this charmer, every kindergartner will know where the bear's missing hat is - but they'll never predict the hilarious revenge he takes on the thief.
Deliberately understated, with delectable results... Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Jon Klassen received the 2010 Canadian Governor General's Award for his illustrations in Caroline Stutson's CAT'S NIGHT OUT. He also created illustrations for the popular series THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. I WANT MY HAT BACK is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.See all Product Description
Bizarre, lol I appreciated the humor but a lot of people I showed it to were not too impressed haha. Not a moral book for sure, but I had a good chuckle, it was cute.Published 7 months ago by T
Got this book for my 6-year old daughter. We both love it. It's simple, fun, and funny. Good times pretty much guaranteed.Published 7 months ago by Joe
The grandchildren love this story and art work, very fun for the whole family to read togeather!Published 8 months ago by Elizabeth Pacheco
Hilarious! When we first read it we thought it was odd, but then the ending happened and realized how hilarious this book is. Our little guy loves it. Beautiful art too.Published 12 months ago by Bee
This book came highly recommended. It is a fun read for small children but nowhere near as funny or interesting as The Day The Crayons Quit.Published 14 months ago by Kevin in Canada
I love any book that portrays ursines as carnivores. Twist ending worthy of M. Night Shalaman. I lie awake at night wondering what happened to the turtle afterwards.Published 15 months ago by Chris