We Found A Hat

We Found A Hat

Book - 2016 | First edition
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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 (hbk.)
0763656003 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: E KLASSEN ANIMALS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Picture Books - Animals, E KLASSEN

The final book in Klassen's much-adored trilogy introduces two turtles and a new hat, as well as elements of friendship. Ages 4 - 8.

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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.

SPPL_Anna 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.

AndLib1 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.

I'm a huge fan of Jon Klassen's hat books and this is a wonderful way to end the series. This one is much friendlier than the other two (spoiler alert: nothing bad happens to anyone - I know some people don't love the endings for the first two books) but has the same wit. I particularly loved some of the more surreal dialog exchanges (Turtle 1: Are you asleep? Turtle 2: Yes, I am asleep. I am dreaming.) Definitely give this one a go, even if you didn't love the other hat books.


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Feb 09, 2018

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