I Want My Hat Back by Jon KlassenA picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.
The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The plots are not linked and the characters are different. But they all feature hats. When I read an opinion piece last week on the decreasing length of picturebooks from Elizabeth Bluemle at Publishers Weekly, the books of Jon Klassen immediately sprang to mind, especially at this paragraph:. Why are we so bent on brief? Is it because children have shorter attention spans? They do. We all do.
I love this! How great is it that the kids said they love it because they can talk about it? I think that's what makes this book extra-special; the fact that you can talk and talk and talk about it. It makes you think! Nice post.
A single-minded bear looks for his lost hat, but none of the other animals have seen it. Or have they I Want My Hat Back Easy Reading Level 1; Points: ;.
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We have decided to reread books we both loved this month for our book club. Colby: This book kind of started our friendship. JEN: It did really start our friendship.
Enjoy instant access to this resource plus thousands of mini-lessons and activities when you become a Premium Member. I Want My Hat Back is about a bear who has lost his hat. He asks various woodland creatures if they have seen his hat. When the deer asks him what it looks like, Bear realizes that he has, in fact, seen his hat. And so bear goes back into the woods to find his hat. This book offers readers a surprising twist at the end, making it a great choice to use as a springboard for comprehension strategy instruction for both your small group and whole group mini lessons. With a Premium Membership to BookPagez you get unlimited access to thousands of mini lessons for hundreds of books.