Monday, October 10, 2016

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen -ADVISABLE

Klassen, Jon We Found a Hat, Illustrated by Klassen, Jon. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick, 2016. $17.99. Content: G
A simple sweet story about wanting something and friendship. Two turtles in the desert find a single cowboy hat. They love the hat, but leave it since there isn’t a hat for each of them. When one turtle decides the hat might be worth having on its own, it learns a valuable lesson about friendship. Features simple harmonious colors and illustrations.
I liked this book, though one objection might be.. can’t the turtles just take the hat and share it, you taking turns wearing it or something? I guess the ending the author chose does leave it open for children to brainstorm some of the those types of solutions. Simple enough lesson here to share with a Pre-K class, while older readers would notice more details, like the eyes of the turtle who wants the that for itself.

PRE-K, EL (K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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