We Found a Hat Paperback – 30 September 2017
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The sustained hilarity and depth of emotional dilemma Jon Klassen manages to conjure from this simple scenario is astonishing. ― Teach Primary
Mesmerising and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality. ― Teach Primary
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- Publisher : Walker (30 September 2017)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 56 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1406373826
- ISBN-13 : 978-1406373820
- Reading age : 3 - 8 years
- Item Weight : 260 g
- Dimensions : 20 x 0.5 x 28 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Best Sellers Rank: #119,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beloved children’s book author and illustrator Jon Klassen explores this disorienting paradox with great subtlety, simplicity, and sensitivity in We Found a Hat (public library) — the conclusion of his celebrated hat trilogy, following I Want My Hat Back (2011) and This Is Not My Hat.
The story follows two turtles who discover a hat together — a very winsome hat, they both feel — and are suddenly faced by a practical predicament: There is one hat to be had, and two of them who want to have it.
Carrying Klassen’s minimalist, maximally expressive illustrations — entire worlds of emotion and intent are intimated by the turn of the turtles’ black-and-white eyes — are his equally spartan words, which envelop his protagonists’ interior worlds in sweetness and gentleness as he tells this touching story of covetousness transformed into generosity and justice.
When two turtles are out on a walk they find hat, debate and close with...
"It looks good on both of us. But it would not be right if one of us had a hat and the other did not."
As the sun begins to set and the predicament remains unresolved, the turtles decide to leave the hat where it is and forget they found it. But as they retire to sleep, the hat occupies their restless imagination. Like Dostoyevsky, who discovered the meaning of life in a dream, the turtles arrive at their solution via the nocturnal imagination.