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We Found a Hat

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Two turtles, one hat, and a satisfyingly dreamy solution.

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This sly and sweet third picture book in Jon Klassen's hat trilogy gets at the thorny question of what to do when there's only one thing and two friends both want it. In the first two books, the bear appeared to eat the bunny and it seemed the big fish ate the little fish -- unusually edgy conclusions for picture books. But in We Found a Hat, the conflict isn't life-threatening, and kids will identify with the turtle whose gaze keeps shifting back as he contemplates sneaking back to get it when his rival drifts to sleep. Readers might wonder if the turtles could share, but Klassen envisions a dreamier solution in which each turtle happily gets its own hat.

There's very little text, divided up into three sections, and sepia-tinged art jibes with the desert setting. The one bright burst of color is the sunset the turtles watch, as the sun sets on this interesting conceptual trilogy.

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