We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

Published by Candlewick Press 

Summary:  Two turtles find a hat lying in the desert.  They each try it on.  It looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles and only one hat.  So it only makes sense that they would walk away and leave the hat behind.  Right?  But one of the turtles can’t stop thinking about that hat.  Night falls, and one turtle is falling asleep.  The other one waits until his companion is dreaming, and then….  48 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  The hat trilogy is now complete, with this book finishing what I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat started.  The deadpan humor, the intrigue, the ambiguous ending, and unique illustrations are all part of this one as well.

Cons:  Unlike the other two, the ending is ambiguously happy.  While this might sound like a “Pro”, kids love those surprise endings.  Did the bear really eat the rabbit?  Did the big fish eat the little fish?  This ending seemed a little too pat for this particular series.

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