This is Not My Hat
By Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press, 2012. Unpaged picture book.
This is Not My Hat is not a sequel to I Want My Hat Back, but it is an equally fun chapeau caper! This time the story is from the perspective of the hat thief, and takes place in the depths of the ocean. A wee fish steals a bowler hat from a giant fish, and goes on the lam. He thinks he can hide among the dense plants and the hat's rightful owner will never spot him. The joke is on him, as the giant fish is right on his tail! Klassen's artwork is wondrous, with light colors on a black background. The writing is clear and humorous, and the silly suspense provides a good laugh for all ages.