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We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
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it was amazing
bookshelves: animals, childrens-literature, close-looking, early-reading-skills, foundation-stage, humour

It actually took me a little while to get into Klassen until I realised that he was being far cleverer than I was giving him credit for. I wouldn't be surprised if he is another writer who says he's not writing with children in mind.
Without giving anything away, let us instead celebrate Klassen's form. Set in the desert, among the stars and thorny cacti, the structure of the book follows that of those early black and white films, split into several parts ( which I just loved). The positioning of the text (or lack of) is masterfully handled and is key to the comedic, reflective timing. Then, as with all Klassen, the beauty is in the detail, or more specifically, in the eyes. It's all the eyes!
To be able to say so much with so little is a great gift and Klassen does this repeatedly in style. On top of all this, he also has given us some beautiful endpapers.
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Reading Progress

October 14, 2016 – Shelved
October 14, 2016 – Shelved as: animals
October 14, 2016 – Shelved as: childrens-literature
October 14, 2016 – Shelved as: close-looking
October 14, 2016 – Shelved as: early-reading-skills
October 14, 2016 – Shelved as: foundation-stage
October 14, 2016 – Shelved as: humour
October 15, 2016 – Started Reading
October 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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