We Found A Hat

We Found A Hat

Book - 2016
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Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them, but, with fairness in mind, they decide to leave it be, until night falls and one of the turtles changes its mind.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763656003
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Call Number: E KLASSEN, J


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List - Choose Kindness
DCLkids Nov 16, 2019

What do two friends do when they find something they both want but only one can have?

List - Best of 2016
RidnLibn Aug 22, 2016

How can 2 grumpy turtles & a cowboy hat be so funny? And, at the same time, show us some pretty important things about "human" nature.

List - 2016 Gift Books for Kids
DCLkids Dec 09, 2016

Deadpan humor with a surprisingly tender ending. Perfect for ages 0-4.

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Mar 03, 2019

I had no idea this book was part of a series, and I'm excited to read the others (even though I'm a teen and should probably go read some more adventure novels). I just love the illustrations and the message is so good and pure and it made me happy cry when I read it to my nephew. 10/10

Jan 12, 2019

I loved the first two books and this one has a very happy and gentle ending. An outstanding closure to a great series if Klassen decides he's taken the hat as far as it can go.

I loved I Want my Hat Back and still giggle when I read it. This is not my Hat was a great continuation. We Found a Hat is a lovely third book.

Oct 17, 2018

Fabulous book with audio CD for beginning readers. Well narrated text with music and sounds behind prods the memory but entertains.

Mar 15, 2018

A great finale for Klassen's Hat books. And I loved that this one ended in friendship rather than the murder I was expecting.

Feb 24, 2018

I love Klassen and these hat books! HILARIOUS! Very sly humor.

Feb 09, 2018

This is a nicely illustrated book with a simple message - do the right thing even when nobody is looking. My daughter is too young to get the point of the book, but I would definitely recommend for older toddlers / preschool kids.

Mar 07, 2017

Another gem by Jon Klassen!

Katie_N Feb 01, 2017

The loveliest ending possible to this fantastic series!

forbesrachel Jan 20, 2017

Klassen graciously gifts us with one more hilarious hat-centric conflict, this time featuring two turtles who discover one ten gallon hat. Being smart individuals, the turtles decide to do the sensible thing, one hat can't be worn by both, so it's better to leave it they think. But one turtle can't stop thinking about it. He wants it. He needs it. He creeps towards it while the other sleeps. However it is this other which ultimately gives him pause. Once again Klassen uses contrasting text and images to tickle our expectations. However, this time he further impresses by deviating from a pattern which he established in the previous two books. His concise, edgy text, composition, minimalistic art, and limited set of earthy hues combine into a perfectly paced and pitched work. We Found a Hat foregoes the darkly humourous ending of the others by acknowledging that people are not just made of selfish impulses, but conscientious ones as well. This is a truly fitting end to a trilogy that is sure to become a modern classic.

Dec 01, 2016

This is a great addition to Klassen's hat series. Klassen once again uses a hat as the conflict a story about friendship. Perfectly acceptable for all ages, even the very young. A very universal tale. Very readable and good for bedtime or storytime.

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Feb 09, 2018

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