I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763655983
Branch Call Number: E KLASSEN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.


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Bear’s red pointy hat is missing. He interrogates a variety of woodland animals about the missing hat, with unsatisfactory results -- but wait a minute! Color variations in the text encourage an understanding of dialogue. Color clues in the illustrations provide clues for the story’s hilarious c... Read More »

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DPLjosie Apr 14, 2018

I love this award-winning book! [Spoiler] I totally think one character ate the other. (Trying not to give it completely away!) Some people think one character just ran away, but that is sooo not my interpretation. What do you think?

Oct 18, 2017

Wait -- what are we teaching our children, here? That they are too dumb to understand anything but the most boring and repetitious of stories? That stealing, lying, and stupidity are funny? That escalation and revenge are any way to deal with problems? I can't imagine why this won an award, but I certainly won't be reading it to any of the children in my life.

Apr 14, 2017

This is a very unpopular opinion, but I don't like this book. The drawings are nice, and if it were written for adults, that would be just fine. But all I get out of it is if someone steals my hat, particularly a bunny, I can eat them to get it back. I found the completely red page particularly disturbing.

Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

A very entertaining story. 5 year old asks to have it read to her at least four times a day.

bookpeep Apr 02, 2012

Great book! A mystery for 1st Graders. Yea they are asking for more books to read. Now, that's a good thing.


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Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

No. Why are you asking me. I haven't seen it. I haven't seen any hats anywhere. I would not steal a hat. Don't ask me any more questions.

Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016


JewelMcLatchy Jan 14, 2012

Stop asking me questions


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Blue_Cat_835 Jan 19, 2016

Blue_Cat_835 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

CelesteBC Oct 25, 2012

CelesteBC thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over


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