This is Not My Hat, Hardback

This is Not My Hat Hardback

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


In the first and only title to win both the prestigious Kate Greenaway and Caldecott Medal, and by the illustrator of the bestselling I Want My Hat Back and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a tiny fish proudly wears a blue top hat.

It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind...So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right?

With so many emotions conveyed in just the glint of an eye, visual humour swims to the fore in this thrillingly original, perfectly-paced cautionary tale.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781406343939



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I really loved the images in this book, although the story line was a bit gruesome. The black background provides a beautiful contrast to the crisp images or underwater fish and plants. The pictures are very simple and change only a little bit from page to page, but still moved the story along. Summary:A little fish takes a big fish's hat while he is sleeping and doesn't think he will get caught. The big fish wakes up, finds the little fish, and although it is not shown, it is implied the the big fish eats the little fish, and gets his hat back.Moral of the story: Don't take what isn't yours.

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A story about a fish who steals a hat from a bigger fish and believes he will get away with it. Great way to show kids that although you did something and no one noticed does not mean that you will get away with it.