Little Hoot (Little Books)
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
Amy Rosenthal has done an amazing job of creating these characters through their interactions with one another. Papa and Mama Owl talk to Little Owl in a way that mirror ...more
This is a very interesting twist on bedtime. I think it would be a wonderful book to open discussion on bedtime or naptime schedules. The book does have a few puns and slight humor. I don’t think either was very fun but they were not “bad” jokes. This story can also b ...more
Yes, you read that right. Little Hoot envies his early retiring friends. And he determines that when he grows up, his kids will go to bed as early as they want.
The kindergartners had fun helping me with this story. They practiced Little Hoot’s work (pondering and staring), and loved the irony of this little creature begging to go to bed early.
At eight years old, my g ...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
And there is a story to match. Little owl likes pretty much everything--he likes school, playing with friends, and practicing important owl skills (like pondering and staring). But he does not like bedtime. His ...more
Absolutely darling book about bedtime
I read the kindle version and the illustrations were a little difficult to see. I loved this book about a little owls bedtime. It is truly delightful and I hope to find a hardcover copy shortly to add to my children's books collection.
Often parents have trouble getting their children to bed and meet all sorts of complaints and compromises for a peaceful life - well the owls in this book have similar issues only with the opposite. Little Hoot doesn't want to stay up late like other owls.
It is such a sweet story and is so short. I wish there was more but it does get the point across. It doesn't preach exactly, as Hoot learns nothing in the story, but I suppose ...more
Little Hoot is a charming story that plays on the usual childhood complaint of having to go to bed early. Little Owl wants to go to sleep, but his parents insist on him staying awake all night like a proper owl. My children loved this book because it is the exact opposite of their bedtime complaints.
The illustrations are simple, adorable, and beautifully designed. From the use of white space to the gentle colors used, Jen Corace creates a sweet and c ...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