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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Hat Cupcakes

Do you wear hats?

I have to admit, I'm not a hat person. I don't own that many hats, just the necessary ones to keep me warm during the Toronto winters.

But I do like picture books about hats. And one of my favourite illustrators, Jon Klassen, wrote two: I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat. He was visiting Toronto during his book tour and his Publicist wondered if I would make cupcakes for an office event.

YES!

So may I present, two sets, the first from I Want My Hat Back:
Turtle hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Frog hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Snake definitely hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Rabbit hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Fox hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Mole doesn't know what a hat is.

Poor Bear...

Good thing Deer showed up and talked some sense into Bear.

Rage! Someone was lying!

Look... Bear is sitting there innocently on a bunch of twigs and leaves.

“Excuse me, have you seen a rabbit wearing a hat?”
“No. Why are you asking me? I haven’t seen him. I haven’t seen any rabbits anywhere. I would not eat a rabbit. Don’t ask me anymore questions.”

Best ending ever.

Here's the set from Jon's second book, This Is Not My Hat:

Little Fish has taken off with Big Fish's hat.

Does Big Fish find out?
Who will rat out on Little Fish's whereabouts?

Little Fish is almost safe.

Uh-oh.

Looks like someone got their hat back.

I had so much fun story-boarding the cupcakes for this book! I even went overboard and planned 16 scenes before realizing I had to cut out 4. But it all worked out in the end.

I highly recommend reading the books if you can borrow them from your local library or buy them at your neighbourhood bookstore. I'm not just saying this because I work in book publishing!

Fun fact, no one took a cupcake to eat!

Jon Klassen and me! And his proud parents are behind us.

Thank you Jon! It was fantastic meeting you and I adore the new sketches in my books!

In case you're wondering, because I did ask, Jon's favourite dessert is Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!

9 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are amazing! I didn't know he had a second book. We love I WANT MY HAT BACK.

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  2. so so awesome!! my nieces and nephews LOVE that book... you did an amazing job! and his parents are so cute, too... :)

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  3. Amazing Sylvia!! Everyone loved your cupcakes, most of all Jon. Bravo!

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  4. I LOVE THIS! You're amazing Sylvia!

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  5. Lit Chic, Mary Uhles, Myrna Foster, lyndsay, Pam, Kate Foy - Thank you!!! But it's all thanks to Jon's amazing artwork!

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