Little Hoot and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.99
  • Save: $3.95 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Little Hoot has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Item is Fulfilled by AMAZON - Eligible for FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping. Amazon Customer Service with Delivery Tracking. Receive your item in 3-5 Days!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 4 images

Little Hoot Hardcover – December 20, 2007


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.04
$4.65 $0.01
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Editorial Reviews

Review

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.

SHELF AWARENESS
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

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.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 61%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (December 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081186023X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811860239
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things. Some things she likes to make:

Children's books.
Grown-up books.
Short videos.
Speeches.
Salads.
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.
Wishes.

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 20+ books for children include EXCLAMATION MARK, LITTLE PEA, SPOON, CHOPSTICKS, DUCK!RABBIT! and PLANT A KISS.

As for her adult work, Amazon named ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade. She is also the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals.

Her viral videos include THE BECKONING OF LOVELY, THE KINDNESS THOUGHT BUBBLE, and THE MONEY TREE. You can also find the videos of her three TEDx talks online.

In the summer of 2013, she embarked on a year-long project to create and launch a new website every Wednesday (awebsiteaweek.weebly.com)

A longtime contributor to public radio, Amy lives in Chicago with her husband and children. She lives digitally at whoisamy.com.

Customer Reviews

My 4-year old son loves this book.
Jen D.
I have a little "night owl" of my own, so when she is feeling like she doesn't want to go to bed we pull out this book and have a read.
J. Carlson
Very cute story and love the illustrations!
kabuki

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If a children's book author were to sit down one day and think, "I'm going to write a bedtime story," there's a possibility that they find themselves in a bit of a muddle. Bedtime stories, like ABC tales, sound relatively simple until you actually sit down and try to write one. Then you begin to think it through. Will this be a story that is actually about going to bed? How do you make it interesting without being SO interesting that it keeps child readers awake rather than sleepy? What is going to make your story any different from the thousands of bedtime picture books already out there? I have seen effective bedtime tales in my day, but few are such perfect little packages as "Little Hoot". It's the newest product from the crackerjack team of Rosenthal and Corace and though it shares some similarities with its predecessor Little Pea, this is one nighttime tale that separates itself from the pack.

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 ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on May 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have to agree with the other reviewers (all 5 stars at this point) and say that this book is delightful. My husband and I were cackling as we read it to our 4-year-old daughter. A very clever story that is simple enough to amuse children and adults. You won't regret reading this book to your child.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Funk on July 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My little girl loves this book. It is very cleverly written and the characters are very sweet. It's reverses the idea of kids that want to stay up late and not go to sleep. In this case the little owl wants to go to sleep but he has to stay up late like the other owls do. I think my favorite line is when the little owl says when he grows up, he's going to let his kids go to bed as early as they want. Great bedtime story!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on April 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Little Hoot hates bedtime. Why? Because it's just so LATE and it's not FAIR and when HE grows up he'll let HIS kids go to bed as EARLY as they WANT!!!"

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cathi Bodell on February 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for my 4 year old grandson for Christmas. There are nights when he's not so keen on going to bed.
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Rosenbaum on April 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
We have loved the book "Little Pea" for years now and when we saw this one we were excited. It is not only written in the same witty style (what's not to love about parents who won't let their kid go to bed early?) but it has great illustrations and a good message. Excellent!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Jex on December 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My daughter giggles at little Hoot as he begs his mom to let him go to bed early like the rest of his friends. The twist on normal life is so funny! We love this author!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 18, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
My daughter has a fondness for owls, so I was delighted to find this title at the library. I wasn't sure what the story would be like, but I was immediately drawn to the illustrations. The pen and ink pictures are simultaneously adorable and clever. They create a real sense of character.

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Frequently Bought Together

Little Hoot + Little Pea + Little Oink
Price for all three: $34.91

Buy the selected items together
  • Little Pea $11.69
  • Little Oink $11.18