This Is Not My Hat
Written By Jon Klassen
Elements of illustration
This book does an interesting job of using the elements to it's advantage. For one thing, the text are all on the outside separated from the picture. I believe that this was so the author could keep the overall theme of darkness to the book. One thing that I found interesting was the use of the illustrations on two pages versus the one page method. When the big fish was shown, it took up two pages and the text was at the top, however with the big fish it only took up one page with the text on the second page. I believe this method was used to capture the size of the big fish and to help us focus our attention here. Also with the way the pages built up it kind of felt that the story was in motion the whole time.
Interplay of text and illustration
Picture Books - Artistic Media. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2016, from http://www2.nkfust.edu.tw/~emchen/CLit/picturebook_media.htm