Tag: Jon Klassen

  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Picture Book Study Analysis

    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Picture Book Study Analysis

    Earlier this month I wrote a post on Teaching Kids How To Structure A Story. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s Sam and Dave Dig A Hole is useful as mentor text because it appears at first glance to break all the rules. This story does follow the rules of storytelling, but in an ironic way. Jon Klassen is a favourite picture…

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  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Analysis

    I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Analysis

    I Want My Hat Back (2011) is one of a trilogy of books written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. The plots are not linked and the characters are different. But they all feature hats. The other two are This Is Not My Hat and We Found A Hat. Holly Storck-Post at SLJ recommends these Jon Klassen books for use with…

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  • This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen Analysis

    This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen shows that toddlers can cope with the horror genre. “Jon Klassen’s darkly humorous illustrations are a joy to behold. Deceptively simplistic, the expressions and events that he captures, which range from the sublime to the sinister, are utterly wonderful.” The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal judges’ commentary Someone on Goodreads called…

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