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Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Knit, knit, knit! Annie Hoot loves to knit. But the other owls refuse to wear her colorful creations. So Annie knits herself a hot air balloon and sets off to find some animals who will appreciate her talents. What can she make for the rainforest animals? African animals? Polar animals? And what will she discover when she returns home?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Andersen Press (first published May 10th 2010)
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This cute story is about Annie Hoot, an owl who loves to knit and make things for others. She tries to make outfits for her friends at home, but her friends decline the clothes because they don't want to be different from one another. Annie stops insisting and goes on to help other animals around the world, like in Africa and Antarctica. The book uses lots of interesting language that focuses on specific letter sounds. For example, "Annie makes polka-dot pullovers for penguins." This book would ...more
It's a super story, with lovely illustrations, and it combines two things that I love - owls AND knitting.

That being said, I have to mention that this book perpetuates the great North Pole animals myth.

I realize it's a story and not a science book, but misinformation drives me batty, particularly in books for children.
Annie Hoot loves to knit, especially for other birds. Her friends don't appreciate her gifts though, so she travels around the world knitting for other birds and animals. Eventually she decides to come home where her friends had missed her and her knitting and finally agreed to be taught how to knit themselves. Recommended for ages 4-7, 3 stars.

Ok, first off, I love books about owls and especially children's books that add crocheting or knitting to the story. The distance between the different
As an owl-loving knitter, I did want to love this unfortunately underwhelming book. Annie Hoot travels around the world, knits for different animals (some of which don't actually live anywhere close to one another, but it's a story about a knitting owl, so I guess I'll give it a pass), and then returns home to find her friends have had a change of heart about her knitting.

While the illustrations salvaged it for me, I just can't get past the the ending "'Please teach us to knit too.'" & "they
3.75 Stars I like to crochet...Knitting...haven't tried and I don't have much of an interest...BUT-- this was cute book about an owl how makes sweaters and hats and balloons sails etc. Cute book!
Jul 24, 2011 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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An story in which an owl knits. Nothing groundbreaking, but this should have mass appeal to 30 something hipster gals with an owl + knitting fetish. I did enjoy seeing the animals dressed in their handmades.
Only complaint: penguins do not live in the Artic. That would be the Antartic.

But other than that, LOVE! KNITTING! OWLS! KNITTING OWLS! So adorable. I wish it came with the patterns.
Cat Fithian
Cute story, great knitting tie-in, colorful pictures. This had the potential to be roll-your-eyes cutesy but it isn't, which is good. I would read this aloud to kids.
Miss Melissa
So fun and wonderful, until I saw the penguins with the polar bears. Not okay! Polar Bears are at the North Pole and Penguins live at the South Pole!
Automatic one-star deduction for having both polar bears AND penguins at the North Pole. Charlotte doesn't care, but I do.
I mostly like this book. But I don't like how polar bears and penguins live together. That is silly.
Owl tries to find others to wear her knitting.
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