I Want My Hat Back | Book Review

We are always intrigued by books that are different and that make us laugh out loud. That is exactly what you can expect with I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. 


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.


I Want My Hat Back tells a tale with a mischievous twist and that is what we love best about this book. It makes the book different from the rest and it is told in complete dialogue. You do have your classic repetitive tale; however, the end will have your child laugh and the adult literally laugh out loud. I know that is how it worked in our home.

The illustrations tell the story beautifully and with visual humor. A combination that is great in a children’s book.

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give I Want My Hat Back 5 Hats out of 5! We recommend this book for ages four to eight.

About the Author

Jon Klassen received the 2010 Canadian Governor General’s Award for his illustrations in Caroline Stutson’s Cat’s Night Out. He also created illustrations for the popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Caroline. I Want My Hat Back is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.

If you would like to purchase a copy, click here.


Until next time…Happy Parenting!


-Momma Braga



* The book was provided to Momma Braga in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed her solely belong to Momma Braga.

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