This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This is Not My Hat - Jon Klassen

This evening I went to a local Head Start for an end of year party. The children were tired and a little ansty, but when I started to read this book, they fell silent and gathered around me. They waited eagerly for each word, and for each turn of the page. Every time the little fish turns out to be wrong about his predicament with the big fish, who is the victim of his theft, they would say "oooooohhhh" in that oh-man-that-little-fish-is-in-trouble kind of way. The best part was the discussion they had at the end. Without spoiling it, the ending is left up to interpretation.