I WANT MY HAT BACK, but didn't think it looked like anything unique. So, I wasn't in a hurry to get my hands on it. It looked good and I meant to pick up a copy but I didn't expect to LOVE it. Boy, was I wrong. I started to change my tune a bit when I noticed that almost all of my Goodreads friends gave this book 5 stars. Colby Sharp even went so far as to say "Top 5 picture book for me this year." on his Goodreads review. So, last week, when I saw it in Bill Prosser's library for a meeting, I picked it up. Bill told me it was funny but we don't always share the same sense of humor. But I totally trust him on funny books. So I started to read and I didn't laugh immediately. Then I laughed REALLY hard. Then I laughed even harder. Then I had to order the book right away. Then I had to read it when it arrived. And I laughed really hard again. Now, I know why so many of my smart, literate friends are in love with this book. I agree with Colby--in my top few picture books of 2011 no doubt!
(Even if the trailer doesn't totally sell you on it, you'll fall in love with it when you actually see the real book. Trust me.
There is a great review at Fuse #8 if you want to hear more great things about this book:-)