Friday, April 12, 2013

Margo's Musings: This is Not My Hat.




What happens when a small fish steals a hat from a big fish? What if the big fish is asleep? Would anybody know? Does anybody care? What could possibly happen? It's only a hat, after all.


Margo found this fishy tale lurking on a shelf in a little book nook called Linda's Story Time. This story is about a wanted hat, and finding out who gets to keep it is the mystery. The fate of the big fish and the little fish is up for interpretation, but Margo ate them both right up ; )

We enjoyed reading this book together. The simple writing has a strong impact, and the illustrations are interesting and different. Beware! It is crafted in the same spirit as the clever poem The Spider and The Fly by Mary Howitt, and the story conjures up a touch of scare.

Fear not the unexpected. But, in this case, you may want to! ~ F


This is Not My Hat is written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen. It tells the story of a little fish on the run after stealing a small, blue hat from a slumbering big fish... Read the reviews! 




Is the little fish hiding?











Did he swim by? 








20 comments:

  1. Such cute illustrations! I will definitely be searching this book out for my 2/1/2 year old son! Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!

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  2. I love the illustrations in this one. Reminds me of the picture books I read as a kid like The Hungry Caterpillar :)
    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. Kimberly- I agree with you! Great connection to The Hungry Caterpillar. :) ~L

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  3. Oh my goodness I love this book! I love all of Jon Klassen's books.

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    1. Dena- This is my first one, but I must read more of them! ~F

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  4. I love this book...the illustrations are marvy!

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  5. I love the illustrations, especially that crab! He's just adorable! I bet it's a very fun read. :-)

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    1. Lexa- The crab is too cute for words! :) ~F

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  6. I love this book, and the illustrations. Jon Klassen is one of the best.

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    1. Alex- I have to agree and I look forward to checking out more of his books. :) ~F

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  7. What beautiful artwork! I also love the story ;)
    Thanks again for stopping by last night. That meant so much to me.

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    1. EC Stilson- The artwork and the story are so fascinating.

      It was wonderful to hear you on the radio last night. You have an infectious laugh. ;)
      ~Stephanie

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  8. I love the pics, and this sounds like a really cute tale.

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    1. Donna- It is a tale that will make you think! :) ~F

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  9. This is one quirky-fun book. What a great find.

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    1. Lee- Yes, it is! Quirky is such a fun word. :) ~F

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  10. What a super book (and book store), I just love the illustrations in this one.

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    1. Barbara- I love independent book stores. They have so many hidden treasure in them. I was excited to find this one! :) ~F

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