Posted on Tuesday, 24th January 2012 by j.j. elliot

I came across a unique children’s book at the library the other day: “I Want My Hat Back” written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. What caught my eye was the simple but cool illustration style and the clean layout of the book. I really enjoyed Klassen’s animal illustrations (the main character is a bear plus we get to meet a fox, frog, turtle, snake, opossum, deer, squirrel, and a semi-devious rabbit.) With great illustrations and irreverent humor, “I Want My Hat Back” definitely stands out from the sea of mediocre childrens’ books. Klassen has also illustrated another picture book, “Cats’ Night Out” which I’m looking forward to checking out.


bear & opossum



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