Friday, October 5, 2012
This is Not My Hat
Candlewick Press | 2012
Get your pre-order in now for this awesome follow-up to I Want My Hat Back, Klassen's 2011 Geisel Honor winning, hilariously subversive picture book. The book comes out October 9 and everyone's already excited.
This time around, rather than someone (or something) losing a hat, someone (or something) steals one. And he's pretty darn sure he's going to get away with it handily. As you can imagine, he--well--he doesn't. (It doesn't help that the one guy he sees along the way doesn't hold up his end of the criminal accomplice bargain.)
I won't say anymore, lest I ruin it completely, but suffice it to say this book is as fun and irreverent as Klassen's first. The art is fantastic as usual, in Klassen's signature style, which breaks some rules of picture books (backwards flowing action for instance). And the greens and blacks are as dramatic as the browns and reds were in Hat Back. Klassen's second book is bound to be a winner in many other people's books.