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...more
This book was clearly designed as a sequel of sorts to Little Pea, as the same creators tell the story of another Little that starts identically, has a similar sort of conflict, also makes bad puns, and some of the exact same beats (the fig. 1-3 part at the end of each, which you’ll notice if you read them).
This one works much better, I think, because while Little Pea’s anthropomorphizing was haphazard (some foods are anthropomorphic, some aren’t; the starri...more
This book had very little to offer in the way of a moral. It mostly seems to be a slice of life about Little Hoot hating bedtime because it was so late. It was completely adorable, with beautiful illustrations and the cutest story. But as far as giving a lesson on manners, it does not fit the bill.
However, I highly recommend it for a storytime, class project or something else, because...more
A playful twist on following the rules of bedt...more
Fans of Little Pea will delight in the newest title from author Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Little Hoot is an owl that is happy and loves to play with his friends. However, unlike his friends he can’t go to bed when he is tired. All wise owls learn to stay-up late. This story is a backwards tale of a little one not wanting to stay up late. EL. Advisable Allison Madsen~Youth Services Librarian-SJO Publi...more
Very cute story. Although I worry reading it to a child before bed because Little Hoot can stay up late what’s to say that the child will want to stay up because of the little owl. The artwork fits the cuteness of Little Hoot temper tantrum not wanting to stay up and be a night owl. He looks bored as he has “fun”.
Rosenthal shares a clever tale of a small owl who argues about bedtime. It's a reverse tale that will tickle everyone's funny bone. I would highly recommend her other Little books - Little Oink and Little Pea.
Additional themes: owls, rules
Reviewed from a library copy.
It is, frankly, a hoot to see him grumpily playing an extra hour before bed, and to hear his parents begging him for a glass of water or a story before he tucks himself in!
Definitely a must-read, even if it isn't *quite* as good as its predecessor, Little Pea.
Sweet illustrations (AN OWL IN A HOODIE WHAT IS THIS I CAN'T EVEN) match the text really well.
I love this book even more than I loved Little Pea. Tiny, but super fun to read aloud.