Candlewick Press Reveals Final Book in Jon Klassen's Bestselling Picture Book Trilogy
We Found a Hat
Coming October 11, 2016
Somerville, MA - The bestselling picture book trilogy written and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen concludes with We Found a Hat, Candlewick Press announced today jointly with publishers of the Walker Books Group worldwide. The celebrated trilogy launched in 2011 with Klassen’s author-illustrator debut, I Want My Hat Back, a #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon. This is Not My Hat, which followed a year later, became the first book to win both the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. We Found a Hat will have a global English-language release on October 11 with a $150,000 marketing campaign.
In this hilariously deadpan finale, 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 abilities in visual comedy and deceptive simplicity.
Combined, there are more than 1.5 million copies of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat in print worldwide and together the books have spent more than 90 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. They have been translated into a combined 22 languages.
I Want My Hat Back was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, and the winner of the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award in the picture book category. This Is Not My Hat won the Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal, was designated a New York Times Notable Children’s Book, received six starred reviews, and was named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, School Library Journal, and Apartment Therapy, among many other awards. Acquired from Steven Malk at Writers House, the trilogy is edited by executive editorial director and associate publisher Liz Bicknell who collaborates on the creative team with executive art director Ann Stott.
Jon Klassen is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books: Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, written by Mac Barnett, as well as House Held Up by Trees, written by Ted Kooser, and named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles. He can be found on Twitter @BurstofBeaden.
On sale October 11, 2016
$17.99 ($21.99 CAN) • ISBN: 978-0-7636-5600-3 • 56 pages • Ages 3-6
ABOUT CANDLEWICK PRESS Candlewick Press is an independent publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia. The Walker Books Group has a unique ownership structure that includes all of its employees worldwide. Visit Candlewick online at www.candlewick.com. Candlewick can be found on Twitter @Candlewick.