Outstanding, Primary, Humor, Dark
The bear is missing his hat. He goes from animal to animal and very politely and patiently asks them if they have seen his hat. The rabbit is adamant that he knows nothing about any hat and angrily decries the accusation of having stolen it. The bear continues asking, running into an armadillo that doesn't even know what a hat is, and a snake who has seen a blue, round hat—but no, the bear’s hat does not look like that. The bear finally lies down and decides that his hat must be gone forever. This is a very melancholy thought. That is until he thinks about it a little harder, and comes to a startling realization. He has seen his hat!
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"I Want My Hat Back,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss1/16