This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat

Book - 2012
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When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue top hat (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, will he. Amazon
Publisher: London : Walker Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781406343939
Characteristics: 33 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 x 29 cm


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Feb 27, 2020

Klassen brings back capital punishment for theft.
I prefer I Want My Hat Back because I like doing the different animal voices. The story, art and lessons within both great for ages 2 and up since this is when kids are most klepto. Sentences are structured pointedly with exacting grammar and easy enough for most Grade 1 readers. For a deeper look into kid’s obsession with personal property, see

Feb 05, 2019

Cute, funny. Sure the fish steals a hat and probably gets eaten by the big fish that owns it but it's only assumed he gets eaten. You don't see anything. For all you know, he just took the hat back. We enjoyed it

bookgirlatDCL Sep 22, 2018

A humorous book with serious consequences.

Mar 15, 2018

A great follow up to I Want My Hat Back, although I do not like this one quite as much. I think it's a first love thing coupled with how weird and off-putting I generally find fish.

Dec 18, 2017

This book is hilarious! I think every kid with a sneaky plan that didn't work out will identify with this book! I know I did LOL! And Klassen is a great artist.

Apr 14, 2017

I only like this one slightly more than "I Want my Hat Back." At least it doesn't have a disturbing all red page. Still: steal something, get eaten?

Nov 05, 2016

I like this book because the thinking process of the small fish. He actually tried to deceive others and deceive himself. But eventually, God (the big fish). He will not allow others to steal. I think the small fish (human beings) finally learned the lesson that nothing is invisible to God (the big fish). the Big fish will get His glory (hat), while we tried to steal his grory (hat). excellent illustration. very thought provoking, and very educational. I also like the simplicity of this book, pictures and words. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thng, whether good or bad. Eclesiastes 12:14

Aug 01, 2016

What better way to describe this than with the text inside the front cover? "A fish has stolen a hat. And he'll probably get away with it. Probably." This is so simple and funny, and my son LOVED being able to anticipate what was going to happen next from the fish's mistaken beliefs, once he caught on to the pattern. Klassen is a gem in the world of children's books.

CRRL_CraigG Jul 16, 2015

Klassen's works are must-reads. They are understated little miracles, like nature documentaries with an interior monologue, deceit... and hats. Never forget the hats.

tlshafer2 Jan 20, 2014

We liked this book because the little fish stole the hat and it fit him right and we liked how the story ended because we didn't know what happened to the little fish- maybe the big fish ate the small fish up.

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