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Little Hoot Hardcover – December 20, 2007
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KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
Another captivating, crowd-pleasing twist on a familiar domestic issue....a hoot and a half.
WRITING AND RUMINATING BLOG
You simply must read this book. MUST, do you hear me?
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Amy Krouse Rosenthal neatly appeal[s] to the sensibilities both of bedtime rebels and of their law-giving parents.
THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Kids who fight the seductive charms of straightforward bedtime books may find this reversal of the usually persuasions too funny-and convincing-to resist.
Little Hoot is a hero any parent could love
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
This fun reversal of traditional bedtime woes is sure to be enjoyed by many children.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL/A FUSE #8 PRODUCTION BLOG, REVIEW OF THE
I have seen effective bedtime tales in my day, but few are such perfect little packages as 'Little Hoot'....It is funny. It is memorable. I say we have a winner.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
This outing is not to be missed.
About the Author
Jen Corace graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. A New Jersey native, she now lives in Seattle.
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Some things she likes to make:
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.
According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting."
Her 30+ books for children include UNI THE UNICORN, I WISH YOU MORE, EXCLAMATION MARK, LITTLE PEA, SPOON, CHOPSTICKS, DUCK!RABBIT! and PLANT A KISS.
Amy's alphabetized memoir ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE was named one of Amazon's top 10 memoirs of the decade. She is also the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals.
Amy is a contributor to public radio, YouTube (THE BECKONING OF LOVELY, THE MONEY TREE) and TED (7 NOTES ON LIFE).
Amy resides on a tree-lined street in Chicago and online at whoisamy.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Here's how a normal day is for Little Hoot. Like most owls he goes to school, plays with his friends, and practices his pondering and staring. That's fine. He's fond of all of that. What he doesn't like, however, is bedtime. Every night Little Hoot wants to go to bed at a reasonable hour like his other non-owl friends, and every night it's the same story. "If you want to grow up to be a wise owl, you must stay up late." On this particular night Little Hoot begs to go to bed but his mom lets him know in no uncertain terms that he must stay up one whole hour before she'll let him sleep. Finally, after counting down the last ten minutes of play, Little Hoot is allowed to go to bed.Read more ›
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.
This book is the neatess twist on that, as the little owl wants to go to bed like the rest of his friends, and his parents make him stay up and practice doing what good little owls do. I can't say the book is a quick fix to bed time, but we all LOVED it and so did he.
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 friends get to go to bed early, but Little Hoot has to stay up very late. Even when his eyes are drooping and threatening to close, his parents insist he stay awake just a little longer.
I love the little twist of a child who wants to go to bed. It's a nice bit of reverse psychology for children who read the book.
The prose is nicely written, too. It has clear sentences and age-appropriate language. Definitely worth reading with your 2-6 year old.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great little book with wonderful watercolor/colored pencil illustrations and plenty of humor. Nice reverse message for kids that want to stay up late and not go to sleep.Published 4 months ago by Helpful Advice
Cute little story. The kids enjoy it and my husband and I enjoy it. We joke around about the story even after the kids are in bed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Martin
Such a sweet little book! My children laughed so much at the "upside down" story line. A great bedtime treat!Published 5 months ago by D. Matthews
A fun story but not bright enough colors and pictures for my 4 month to be interested yet.Published 11 months ago by Danielle B Ponder
One of my favorite 'night night' books to read to my 14 month old. It holds his interest, and I love the reverse psychology going on in here!Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer