Maybe I'm twisted and weird, but if I am so are a lot of other people, too. I loved Jon Klassen's 2011 picture book, "I Want My Hat Back," despite--oh, heck, because of--its surprising and audacious ending. I know I'm not alone; it was a best-seller and won a Theodore Seuss Geisesl Honor Award. And when I saw that Klassen had a new hat-related book out this month, I had to stop sorting the thousands of books in my book room and sit down and read the new book, start to finish.
Which only takes a few minutes, because it is, of course, a picture book for children.
Klassen's first book stars a bear who has lost his little red pointy hat and who wanders through the forest, asking various animals if they know where his hat is.
His new book stars a fish who finds a lovely blue derby and swims off with it on his head, even though it doesn't belong to him.
That's all I'll tell you. It'll only take you a minute to read the book and laugh for yourself.
|Books (36)||Movies (1)|
|Theater (1)||People (1)|
|Books and resources (5)||Awards (10)|
|Behind the scenes (3)||Book news (283)|
|Galleries (1)||Minnesota authors (12)|
|Museums (1)||St. Paul Como Park (1)|
|Television (1)||Author events (193)|
|Best sellers (7)||Book reviews (8)|
|Book stores (55)||Local authors (162)|
|Readings (73)||Book awards (128)|
|Illustrators (8)||Workshops and conferences (30)|
|Libraries (33)||Local publishers (39)|
|Minnesota Book Awards (13)||World Book Night (6)|
|Club Book (8)||Pen Pals (3)|
|Talk of the Stacks (9)||Talking Volumes (2)|
|E-books (2)||Coffee House Press (8)|
|Competitions (3)||Garrison Keillor (6)|
|Graywolf Press (23)||Louise Erdrich (11)|
|Milkweed Editions (3)||Poetry (25)|
|Robert Bly (6)|