That is Not My Hat: Jon Klassen

That is Not My Hat

Author/Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Year: 2012
Brief Summary: A fish thinks he can get away from stealing a hat, but leaves a trail of clues leading to his discovery.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2013′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Amazon Editors’ Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2012
Booklist Book Review Stars, Aug. 1, 2012 ; American Library Association
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012 ; American Library Association
Choices, 2013 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Horn Book Fanfare, 2012 ; Horn Book
Kirkus Best Children’s Books, 2012
Kirkus Book Review Stars, September 15, 2012
New York Times Notable Children’s Books , 2012 ; The New York Times
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books, 2012
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, August 27, 2012 ; Cahners
School Library Journal Best Books, 2012
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, September 2012 ; Cahners

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Why does the little fish he can get away from stealing the hat?  What kind of clues does he leave?
  • Have you ever done something bad that you thought you were going to get away with?  Write a story — fictional or real — about what happened.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.   

Accessed at: Barnes and Noble

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