The Rock From The Sky by Jon Klassen

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The Rock From The Sky

by: Jon Klassen
Release date: Apr 13, 2021
Number of Pages: 96
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Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat Trilogy comes a new deadpan gem. Turtle really likes standing in his favorite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that spot, he has a bad feeling about it . . . Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.

More books by Jon Klassen

1. I Want My Hat Back

by: Jon Klassen
Release date: Oct 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011! A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. Features an audio read-along! The bear’s hat is 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, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor– and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

2. This Is Not My Hat

by: Jon Klassen
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.

3. We Found A Hat

by: Jon Klassen
Release date: Apr 06, 2021
Number of Pages: 56
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Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.

4. Jon Klassen’s Hat Box

by: Jon Klassen
Release date: Oct 01, 2019
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Hold on to all of your hats at once for this special collection of Jon Klassen’s celebrated hat trilogy. The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. A fish has stolen a hat; will he get away with it? Two turtles have found one hat, but the hat looks good on both of them. . . . Jon Klassen’s deliciously deadpan hat tales continue to surprise and delight readers of all ages, and they are all now available in one impeccably designed boxed set along with a free frameable print. Included are: I Want My Hat Back This Is Not My Hat We Found a Hat

5. House Held Up by Trees

by: Ted KooserJon Klassen
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Built on a treeless yard by a family who cleared away all the sprouting trees on the property, a house is eventually abandoned and left to deteriorate on a lot that is gradually overrun by wild trees, in a poignant tale of loss, change and nature’s quiet triumph by the Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. Poet Laureate and author of Delights & Shadows.

Last updated on Tuesday, May 4, 2021