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Little Hoot

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ISBN13: 9780811860239
ISBN10: 081186023x
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Publisher Comments:

It's not fair. All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no... Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard, but he's hooting mad about it.

Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.

Review:

"The team that pertly turned the eat-your-vegetables dilemma upside-down with Little Pea again puts reverse psychology to work, this time for the sake of bedtime. Like his legume counterpart, Little Owl has a great life — except for one thing: 'All my other friends get to go to bed so much earlier than me! Why do I always have to stay up and play? It's not fair!' This follow-up lacks the full-strength visual quirkiness of Little Pea: the peas' stripped-down roundedness (they were essentially a family of heads) made everything they did even funnier. The considerably more anthropomorphized owl family, on the other hand, feels recognizable, which blunts the comic impact of their bizarro worldview. Even so, this outing is not to be missed. Rosenthal and Krouse plant little gags throughout — when Little Hoot is seen at school, the lesson on the chalkboard reads 'who/ whom/ whose' — and they sustain the joke with such twisted-logic gems as this one from Papa Owl: 'I don't give a hoot what time your friends go to bed. In this family, we stay up late.' Ages 3-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Parents too will find this droll switcheroo a hoot and a half." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Cookies, and The OK Book.

Jen Corace graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. A New Jersey native, she now lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811860239
Author:
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Corace, Jen
Author:
Melmed, Corace
Author:
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Subject:
General
Subject:
Owls
Subject:
Bedtime
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
28
Dimensions:
8.34x8.28x.38 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 28 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811860239 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The team that pertly turned the eat-your-vegetables dilemma upside-down with Little Pea again puts reverse psychology to work, this time for the sake of bedtime. Like his legume counterpart, Little Owl has a great life — except for one thing: 'All my other friends get to go to bed so much earlier than me! Why do I always have to stay up and play? It's not fair!' This follow-up lacks the full-strength visual quirkiness of Little Pea: the peas' stripped-down roundedness (they were essentially a family of heads) made everything they did even funnier. The considerably more anthropomorphized owl family, on the other hand, feels recognizable, which blunts the comic impact of their bizarro worldview. Even so, this outing is not to be missed. Rosenthal and Krouse plant little gags throughout — when Little Hoot is seen at school, the lesson on the chalkboard reads 'who/ whom/ whose' — and they sustain the joke with such twisted-logic gems as this one from Papa Owl: 'I don't give a hoot what time your friends go to bed. In this family, we stay up late.' Ages 3-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Parents too will find this droll switcheroo a hoot and a half."
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