Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Don't Shoot From the Hip- Again

Once in a while a book comes along that takes you by surprise. It’s simply spoken. Simple illustrations. Suddenly, wham! It jumps out and gets you. You realize its simplicity is genius. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, published by Candlewick Press, is just the book. The pattern in the text hypnotizes you, enabling you to laugh out loud (or gasp) at the surprise ending. The title has already won a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year.

The story is about a bear who has lost his hat. He meets animal after animal in the forest. No one has seen his hat. Well, actually, he has seen his hat. He remembers after Reindeer jogs his memory. What happens to Rabbit when Bear catches up with him? You’ll have to read it yourself. But beware- this book is my favorite genre- Don’t Shoot From the Hip ‘Cause it Might Backfire.

The link to Candlewick Press includes a book trailer and a 13 page teaching guide that includes this title and other new titles from the publisher.Check out my list of other books like this in an early blog post.

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