- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; 1st (first) edition (Sept. 27 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763655988
- ISBN-13: 978-0763655983
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.9 x 28.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
I Want My Hat Back Hardcover – Sep 27 2011
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I Want My Hat Back is 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. --The New York Times
The joy of this book lies in figuring out the explicit plot from the implicit details in the pictures, especially a few wordless ones. --Chicago Tribune
Deliberately understated, with delectable results!Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized. --Publishers Weekly
--Publishers Weekly^The joy of this book lies in figuring out the explicit plot from the implicit details in the pictures, especially a few wordless ones. --Chicago Tribune^Deliberately understated, with delectable results… Skillful characterizations; though they're simply drawn and have little to say, each animal emerges fully realized. --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
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
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You know what I say to those parents? If you want your kids to grow up humourless, cloistered and sort of dumb, that's probably the right decision. The same parents who scorn this book as too vulgar are also probably letting their kids watch typically American shoot-em-up movies, with guns blazing and glamorized killing of everyone in sight -- except of course the pretty woman and square-jawed hero. Gee, I wonder which is worse?
So give the murder flicks a miss, and get this pretty and hilarious book. Irony and humour -- even dark humour -- are learned intellectual traits. If you want to raise an intelligent adult, this book will help.
Told almost entirely in dialogue, this story is one that the adults will appreciate as much as the children. The illustrations are dead simple, but the characters are fully realized -- it must be their eyes!
Klassen's background in animated films comes through: the long stare-off between the bunny and the bear, the flash of red as the penny finally drops...
This is the first book that Jon Klassen both wrote and illustrated. I love it. More, more!
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