Jon Klassen: This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (HB)


This is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, was awarded the Caldecott Medal (2013) and the Kate Greenway Medal (2014). The prestige is well deserved. Centring on a fish who has made a questionable decision, the well-judged minimalism of the tone, alongside the linearity of a setting rendered in Chinese ink, results in a picturebook labelled by The Guardian as "a modern day classic". The gentle twists and turns make it perfect as a bedtime story; it's also recommendable as one of literature's most inventive chase sequences.
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