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Jon Klassen! And Hats!

June 29, 2018

Jon Klassen! And Hats!

I’m sure I’m not introducing anyone to Jon Klassen and his immediately classic hat trilogy so let this instead just be a declaration of love for these books. I ask you: Is there a better children’s book formula than a couple of deadpanning animals making questionable decisions about hats? (The answer might be no.)

 

Flatly hilarious delivery aside, let’s take a moment to admire the artwork of these books. I mean, come on:

And LOOK:

This is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back both deal with the consequences of taking a hat that doesn’t belong to you. The consequences are serious; Klassen feels strongly that hats belong with their owners. (Then comes We Found A Hat…SPOILER ALERT: No punishment here. The hat envy all works out)

Klassen’s books are ideal for early readers; the text is large and minimal and they have a lot of Margaret Wise Brown-like word repetition. They also have a Maurice Sendak-like vibe in that the consequences for hat theft are vaguely brutal but Klassen, like Sendak, trusts that kids can handle it.

By Sara Maciejewski, Children’s Room Staff

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