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WINNER OF THE 2013 CALDECOTT MEDAL!

From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.


When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened. . . . Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on October 9, 2012 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763655996
ISBN-13: 9780763655990
7 Book Reviews
  • edd11
    edd115 months55 stars
    Love the author and book is very interesting on what’s going to happen next to the little fish, can it really hide from the big fish.
    • adino123
      adino123over 2 years44 stars
      This book was pretty funny. I liked that it had a surprise ending. The words were really easy to read. I recommend reading this book.
      • bookstory14
        bookstory14over 3 years55 starsFeatured
        While this may be a younger studen't book, it is LAUGH OUT LOUD funny! My five year old brother checked it out from the library and I read it to him so long that it counted for all of his reading. It didn't get boring! If anything, it got funnier! There is an incredibly tiny fish that steals a larger fish's hat-and is assured that the big fish doesn't even know! After all, the hat was too small for the big fish...or so the tiny fish says! This is a great book for kids entering school or in 1st grade! --BKS reviews
        • bookstory14
          bookstory14over 3 years55 stars
          Oops! Correction-younger student's
        • grade2reader3
          grade2reader3over 7 years55 stars
          This was my favourite book of all the Blue Spruce nominees this year. I love the illustrations, it is very funny and I think the ending is great. I would recommend it to anyone who likes funny picture books.
          • grade2reader3
            grade2reader3over 7 years55 stars
            We read this book for Blue Spruce and it was my favourite one. The fish is very naughty and I really like the ending. (I won't tell you what happens. I would recommend this to anyone who like Jon Klassen and funny books.
            • mrs_fondaw
              Mrs. Fondawabout 8 years55 stars
              LOL, you have to wonder!