I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

A picture-book delight 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. Follow along as the bear loses hope, until things take an amusing twist. Told completely in dialogue, this entertaining tale plays out in clever illustrations laced with visual humor. I Want My Hat Back is fun for children and adults, and serves as a great example of the power of color and emotional expression in illustration. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Bergen Daley, Youth Services Librarian

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen