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by Jon Klassen
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    Jon Klassen
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    Candlewick Press; 1st edition (September 27, 2011)
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    40 pages
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor— and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

This book is hilarious! I love the pictures, the characters, and how snarky the book is written. ***Spoiler Alert*** A bear's hat goes missing and he goes around asking all of the forest creatures if they have seen it anywhere. He asks a rabbit, who is even wearing the stolen hat, if he has seen his hat and the rabbit lies. The bear eventually realizes the rabbit did steal his hat and goes to find him. Although it doesn't show it, the book then hints the bear ate the rabbit and got his hat back. If you are a super conservative parent you probably won't like this book because it promotes revenge, but we thought it was pretty hilarious. If anything get it for the pictures :)
This book is just hysterical. My husband and I fell in love with it and after years of borrowing them from the library we finally sucked it up and bought it (it's kind of expensive as far as children's books go). Our daughter is 3 now but we started reading it to her when she was 1.5. It's nice because this is one of those books that seems super simple and like it might get old fast but it just doesn't. Each time you read it, you see or think of something new. And for some reason kids are enthralled with it. We have gotten soooo many laughs out of this book.

The funny thing is, I normally do not buy books with themes where someone is stealing something--and to be honest, some of Klassen's other books do not sit well with me, as I find them too naughty or cynical and don't particularly think they are appropriate. But this one is great even though it is a bit sinister. Somehow when you read it, it just reads very innocently.

The illustrations are outstanding--simple yet detailed and witty. They go perfectly with the story. This is one of those books that is as much fun for the parent to read as the kid. Go for it!
Of the children's books we've purchased so far, and there have been many, this one has been the most entertaining for the adults. Beautiful art, an excellent and twisted sense of humor, yet still holds the attention of our 14 month old. I love kids books that don't talk down to everybody. Well deserving of its awards. Only wish it had come in board book format.
I can't believe there are negative reviews on this book. We have a huge book collection and the kids pick this one over and over. We're all entitled to opinions, but if you ask me, I actually think this book teaches a valuable lesson. Negetive consequences may come when you make a bad choice. Spoiler alert: the bear eats the rabbit for stealing his hat and lying about it.
We enjoy reading this book. My son who is 2.5 years old loves it. Of course I doubt he understands the ending, which is fine. He enjoys the animals and the simple yet engaging back and forth between the bear and everyone he meets. Nice simple yet really nice illustrations.
I am a 10th grade teacher, and I have been using picture books to teach Notice and Note (another fantastic book on how to teach close reading) signpost. I used this book for the Again and Again Signpost. My students enjoyed pointing out the obvious repetition and even one that required them to look a little closer. By finding the pattern in the rabbit’s response to the bear and the Bear’s response to the rabbit, you get quite the realization, and my students loved this simple example of the signpost.
My friend load me this book and after she read it to my class as a guest reader, I just had to have it. It is a great story that makes children think and predict what could have happened to the rabbit. We loved it so much that we read it every year with our new class and have a red hat day :) We have now become fans of Jon Klassen.
This book gets the approval of both household demographics: the adults find it hilarious, and the toddler loves the pictures (and silly voices when read aloud). We may have to have a conversation in later years about the circle of life and its relation to talking animals eating each other, but... That's for later. This book is fun.