After spotting this book in the front window of nearly every bookstore in town, I figured it must be good and so I finally picked up a copy for ourselves. I Want My Hat Back is about a bear who can’t find his hat and so he goes on politely asking all the other animals if they’ve seen it, only to realise that perhaps he saw it along his way. It’s a really clever book, but there is something quite dry about it in a way that I somewhat doubted whether my kids were going to like it. I also wondered whether they would understand the mischievous twist at the end… but I read it to my kids and they were immediately laughing out loud and asking me to read it again and again. Clearly, this book appeals to both kids and grown-ups. Definitely worth picking up the next time you’re at the bookstore (or on Amazon if that’s easier).
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