You may not have expected a sequel to Jon Klassen’s modern classic, I Want My Hat Back, but you’ll be glad there is.
In the latest from Klassen, This is Not My Hat, we meet a little fish who has found quite a lovely little hat. The hat happens to fit him perfectly although it’s not exactly his to wear (it belongs to an enormous, menacing-looking fish who is sound asleep). The little fish senses it would be wise to hide, just in case the enormous fish comes looking for his hat.
Klassen is a master of creating suspense with an absolute economy of words and simple illustrations. As the story progresses, children will enjoy the growing drama – it’s the classic plot which, if live on stage, would have children shouting “He’s behind you! He’s behind you!”.
I won’t tell you what happens to the little fish and his hat but I do urge you to ask your kids what they think will happen before the final page!