Tag: Jon Klassen

Circle | Book Review

A children’s book that involves shapes, adventure, rules and a bit of imagination is what can be expected from Circlewritten by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Synopsis

This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle’s friends, Triangle and Square. Also it is about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Circle came right in time as Nikki has been learning her shapes in school. Therefore, she was extra excited to have this book read to her and she got to point out what shapes she was seeing in the story. We loved the storyline and the clever illustrations throughout.

By the end of the book, we got to use our imagination on what shape could have been on the other side of the waterfall. It was funny to hear what shapes Nikki thought it could be. We can see why this duo has been writing many great children’s books! We just adored Circle.

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Circle 5 shapes out of 5! We recommend this book for ages five to nine.

“I think the mystery shape is a Cone. A Cone isn’t scary because you can eat ice cream out of it.” – Nikki, Age 4

About the Author

Marc Barnett is the author of numerous books for children, including five illustrated by Jon Klassen: Square; The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award winner; Triangle; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award winner and a Caldecott Honor Book; and Extra Yarn, which received a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Mac Barnett lives in California

About the Illustrator

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award winner and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

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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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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. 

Synopsis

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.

#MelAndNikkiReview

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.