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Book and Activities: I Want My Hat Back

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This picture book tells the story of a bear whose hat has gone and he wants it back.

Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, but just as he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance.

This book, told completely in dialogue, explores concepts of lying, stealing and justice.

This resource is part of the Carnegie CILIP Using Fiction Anniversary Notes.

I Want My Hat Back - Teacher's Notes