We Found a Hat – Jon Klassen


a1v38yw3kal  We Found a Hat – Jon Klassen, Candlewick Press, (9780763656003), 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  In a story told in three short chapters, two turtles find a hat.  They both try it on and like it, but agree that, “It looks good on both of us. But it would not be right if one of us had a hat and the other did not.”  They head off to watch the sunset, but one turtle is looking back at the hat.  In the last chapter, one turtle waits till the other is asleep and creeps toward the hat.  But the sleeping turtle relates that he is dreaming that they both have hats.  This makes the other turtle decide to leave the hat where it is.  This is a simple story about friendship and sharing that will be enjoyed by fans of Jon Klassen’s other titles.  

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Readers who enjoy Jon Klassen’s titles such as I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat will enjoy this new hat centered title.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 1/22/17             

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